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Questions to Ask a Trademark Attorney

Top 10 Questions to Ask a Trademark Attorney

By JD Houvener | August 3, 2020

A trademark attorney is essentially a licensed legal professional qualified to handle matters regarding trademark law. In the U.S., unlike other countries, the term “trademark attorney” is not strictly defined. A trademark attorney is still considered a general legal professional and may, in fact, offer counsel regarding matters other than trademark law. Which means that, …

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How to patent a medical device?

How To Patent a Medical Device?

By JD Houvener | August 3, 2020

Many physicians have engaged in R&D to remodeling devices, neurostimulation devices, and cardiac rhythm management devices. But few only have surpassed the eye of a needle. The problem with most medical inventions stems from the standard of care and marketable demand in the healthcare space.  Nowadays, there has been increasing demands for obesity management & …

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How to Write & Submit a Patent Application: Ultimate 2020 Guide

By JD Houvener | July 26, 2020

No secrets here. This guide will truly show you how to write a patent application and submit it to the USPTO to attain that all-important Patent Pending status everyone is so familiar with.  At Bold Patents, we take pride in educating our community of innovators, engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs. We fully understand that innovation occurs …

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International Patent Protection

Comprehensive Guide to International Patent Protection

By JD Houvener | July 22, 2020

National market dominance not enough for you? Well… this is the article for you! If your invention is likely to have market adoption/demand outside of the US, then you should certainly read on. This article will outline the ins and outs of the foreign patent filing process, as well as the multi-national application process (the …

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trade secrets - when to keep them

When to Keep Trade Secrets, Secret!

By JD Houvener | July 15, 2020

As a business owner, you know what makes your company better.  It is that thing that makes you more desirable to customers, even if very subtle, that is your trade secret.  It’s your how or your ways of doing business that make up your trade secret portfolio. And, as you’ll read below, while it is …

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How to File a Design Patent Application in 10 Steps

By JD Houvener | July 14, 2020

Are you looking to patent a new idea? Are you wondering how to protect the way it looks and prevent copycats? Well, a design patent may just be what you’re looking for. There is a specific process that should be taken to file a design patent application properly. I’ve laid out the details here in …

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Trademark Symbol

Trademark Symbol | Everything You Need to Know

By Matt Kulseth | July 13, 2020

As a consumer, you’re no doubt familiar with the ™ and/or ® symbols. Even if you don’t know what they mean exactly, you’ve probably seen them on enough brands and enough logos to know that they stand for something. Although confusing, a trademark symbol is necessary. In the case of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs, implementing …

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How to file a provisional patent application

How to File a Provisional Patent Application in 13 Steps

By JD Houvener | July 10, 2020

Ok – so at this point you’ve hopefully figured out whether your idea is an invention or if it’s still in the idea stage? You’ve also hired a Patent Attorney or done the homework yourself to confirm that your idea is patentable?  Correct?  If so, you are ready to learn how to write a patent …

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Benefits of Copyright Registration

BENEFITS OF COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

By JD Houvener | July 6, 2020

As long as humans keep creating, and as long as people want to make money with those creations, there will be a need for copyrights.  So what are the benefits of copyright registration? No matter if you’re a starving artist, a startup company, or a big corporation, copyrights matter, and knowing when they come into …

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Top 31 Best Marketplaces to Buy/Sell Patents

By Todd VanDuzer | July 3, 2020

Are you a talented inventor with more of a passion for inventing than running a business and competing in the market? Or maybe you’re a business person looking to either buy out competing patents or get the rights to something that would be perfect for your brand? Regardless of which category you fall into, you’re …

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