Disabled veteran Vernon Greene of Syracuse, New York, just wanted to stay upright while walking with his cane in rain and snow. One time he fell hard, injuring himself while trying to do everyday tasks. But he couldn’t find a cane like the one he imagined. So he built one himself. Getting an invention patented is a multi-step process that involves a lot of waiting and is often best done with the help of a lawyer. Hoping to make it happen for yourself? Here’s a few steps. Read more on Military.com.