Five weeks ago, I disclosed my invention to a multi-national corporation (let's call it Company A) without any kind of NDA (they don't accept NDAs) in a conference call and email. I am worried that Company A will tell one of their hundred partner companies (Company B) about my invention, and Company B will patent my invention before me. (I was able to partner with Company A though.)
I talked to my attorney who said that I can still patent in the U.S. and some European countries, so I dished out $15k to get a non-provisional patent, which is still being drafted. But if Company B gets a provisional patent before I file my non-provisional patent, do I lose rights to my own invention?
I spent the last 10 months day and night building it, so I would really appreciate some clarity.