The Times is running an IP-related competition. The aim is to find “mothers of invention” – mothers or primary care-givers who have had an idea for an invention that would make life easier for parents. The winner will have the fees for her patent application paid by The Times and a patent attorney will be paid to draft her application.
The IPKat is glad to see that unsuccessful entrants to the competition won’t have their potential patents jeopardised – The Times undertakes to keep all entries confidential and to destroy them once the competition is over.
More mothers of invention here and here