Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum and am looking for some advice. I just completed my masters degree in Geography. For my thesis project, I developed an address matching script which matches input addresses to an authoritative dataset. The script successfully managed to match a very high number of addresses compared to the software used for parallel testing. After completing the thesis, I've found that it actually outperforms nearly all of the existing software that I've used for comparative purposes (those that are CASS certified by the United States Postal Service, no less). I've now been pressed by friends and family to patent this script, and either a.) leverage my understanding of address matching to find a job in that field, b.) sell the patent, or c.) develop my own CASS certified address matching service. I would love to do option c, but these are my concerns: I have limited programming experience I would have to recruit a team of developers, database administrators, web developers, etc. There are a number of CASS certified products that already exist, so the supply of this service is pretty saturated (not to mention potentially declining) I will not know where my script stands until I perform parallel testing on all existing services (I think roughly 20 currently exist) There will be a big up front cost to development CASS certification looks like an arduous process I loved working on this project, but am considering a second masters in Computer Science before seriously considering any of these options. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!