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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hey everyone I’m talking about the five steps on how to do a patent search using chat GPT or other AI systems like googlebart I’m Judy huvener owner and founder here at bold patents Law Firm I’m a patent attorney and I’ve been at this for almost 10 years excited to be with you talk about this important subject matter in this wildly popular trend of AI and using chat gbt systems so basic introduction you’ve invented something and you want to do some initial diligence before talking with the patent attorney good on you that’s awesome very thoughtful you know I don’t want to go spending what could be thousands of dollars hiring a patent attorney expert on a new invention that you haven’t even researched on your own so you owe it to yourself to do that begin initial research and what I’ve said for years and years is to begin doing a Google Search and and still nothing wrong with doing that but now with the power of AI and some of these chat chat gbt systems you ought to just go give it a shot so this system this five-step process will kind of walk you through how to use that to level up your initial patent search so you can come in and talk with your patent attorney having a load of information more than you would have before to make your the original invention disclosure even better so step number one Define the scope of your invention and this can be pretty tricky as an inventor you want to have the biggest world indenting impact possible right and you may already have something you’ve built you may already have something in mind that you want to as your solution to the problem you’ve identified but the scope is important you should put it into words so what is that you’ve created and you have to use vocabulary that will be broad enough that covers different versions of your invention which could be materials the different types of mechanics as well as the software side so what applications how might it be used in different Industries and that type of thing so defining the scope of your invention is important so that is the the wording itself so step number two once you have the keywords you enter those keywords into the chat GPT system so just type away have some fun with it ask questions right that’s the beauty of these these systems is they use natural language and you can ask it just like you would another human being so you might say find similar inventions find patents covering a mouse trap using a wood platform and two Springs with an attachment that has a a non-lethal trap okay maybe you want to be able to trap a mouse without killing it so you can release it to the wild okay I just made that up so you put those keywords maybe even just like that and play around with it the keywords might be wooden base Springs whether they be plastic metal right whatever the power needs to be and then a non-lethal right some sort of a generic term so you may want to look for some different keywords around that with respect to how it’s going to be able to trap the mouse right provide physical pressure on the mouse without killing it so that would be where you need to invent right come up with some different language some structure some words that would provide those additional elements the new third step is review the results and it’s kind of inherent but when you put those those prompts in you’ll need to produce prop two three four five even ten or more prompts to get the results you’re looking for but it will chat GPT will provide actual patent documents and you’ll need to begin looking at the results obviously you’re not trained as a patent attorney and looking at a patent document might be overwhelming but it’s a place to start you can begin reading through the abstract or the first few pages of the of the patent documents or the patent Publications to see what is already out there right maybe there is already a non-lethal mouse trap that exists you can see how yours might be different maybe yours is an improvement on the current state of the art and that’s the related Beauty that’s when you kind of get a sense of is this invention that much different than what’s already out there and that’s the question you’ve got to ask is is that difference you know that differential that major difference big enough to make a financial impact can you go to market with this Improvement uh this mousetrap and make a enough financial gain to make it worthwhile uh so four is to refine the prompts so once you look at the results maybe you did find a non-lethal mouse trap that uses a sponge okay a sponge on top that’s going to trap the mouse but it’s not going to kill it what you had was a completely different idea you’re actually going to use a electrode and you’re going to shock it with such a low voltage that it simply just puts the mouse into an unconscious State and then you can move it in within a few minutes it would restore his life force and be able to get back to Consciousness back in the wild so if that’s true you need to make sure that aspect gets put into your prompt so you would say instead of non-lethal you would specify electric shock or uh you know providing electric impulse to animal right those are the different keywords that you put into the prompt to see if any other Publications or patents have been published before last but not least is step five decide how to move forward if you’ve got this improved mousetrap um this is the uh the decision right if you’ve done the research you’ve refined the prompts and it seems like there’s nothing else that’s been out there before like it and you think the difference between what’s already been done and your invention is big enough for you to go make a market impact then you ought to go book a consultation with a patent attorney um so I will say um I’ve got a plug for our firm here if you want to book a free screening session we’ll get a link down below to do just that it’s a call to see if now is the right time to see if your invention um is bold and it’s worthy of moving forward you’ll speak with one of our client services representatives and we’ll go to schedule time for you to speak with a patent attorney take it down to the nut and bolts of what you’ve created discern eligibility and then move forward to decide on patentability uh so please do subscribe to the channel I’ll be posting videos here every Tuesday look forward to hearing from you guys and have a great rest of your day go big go bold

About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at