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How to Invent Something in 10 Steps: Ultimate 2019 Guide

By JD Houvener | September 10, 2019

What!? I’m going to tell you how to invent??? You bet. And while this may make some of you inventors a little heated to hear this…but in my honest opinion, ANYONE can be an inventor. Here’s how… It’s so true that in life, difficult things to achieve are often the most highly valued. Inventing and …

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Continuation & Divisional Patent Applications – Build a Patent Family!

By JD Houvener | August 28, 2019

Well, you see two single young patents meet up with one another, sparks fly…and before long, they get married, and have a bunch of patent children crawling around!  … I hope you’re laughing, or at least scoffing at my cheesy patent humor.   Of course, this is not the correct portrayal of what it means to …

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Top 31 Best Marketplaces to Buy/Sell Patents

By Tori Lutz | August 28, 2019

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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Cannabis & Patents: What’s Coming Next?

By JD Houvener | July 30, 2019

When it comes to cannabis patents… what’s eligible for patenting? The Answer: Everything except the plant itself. The cannabis industry is booming, and while that is old news (unless you’ve been living under a rock), the question remains: how much ‘boom’ is left?  In other words, how much growth potential is left for cannabis?  PatSnap …

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Top 17 Coworking Spaces in Phoenix

By Athena Baker | July 24, 2019

In a world where more people are choosing to become the next innovators of America, ever growing and ever-lasting coworking spaces are on the rise! From the world-renowned CoHoots to the lesser-known Office Bowl, the underrated Silicon Valley South West has become a breeding ground for these spaces. This is especially true in surrounding cities …

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How to do a Design Patent Search: Everything You Should Know

By JD Houvener | July 23, 2019

Design Patents are the second most common type of patent sought after in the US.  The most common is a Utility Patent, which protects the functionality of an invention. …Just to throw some numbers out, there have been over 10 Million utility patents granted, and only 1 Million Design patents granted as of the writing …

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How to Write & Submit a Patent Application: Ultimate 2019 Guide

By JD Houvener | July 2, 2019

No secrets here. This guide will truly show you how to write and submit your own patent application with 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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Selling Your Patent: What you Need to Know

By JD Houvener | June 25, 2019

Money, money, money!!! OK, it’s time to (finally) bring in those greenbacks, right!?  You’ve proven to the world that you know how to be bold. You’ve done the incredibly hard work to invent something new, useful, and non-obvious. Through research, diligence, tedious application drafting, and cunning responses to USPTO examiner office action rejections – you’ve …

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Bold Patents Top 23 Essential Resources for Entrepreneurs and Inventors in Chicago

23 Essential Resources For Entrepreneurs and Inventors in Chicago

By Athena Baker | June 15, 2019

Want your business to succeed in today’s competitive market? In that case, check out this list of 23 essential resources for entrepreneurs and inventors in Chicago courtesy of the bold and brave folks at Bold Patents.

The Ultimate Utility Patent Guide for 2019: What it is & What it Protects

By JD Houvener | June 12, 2019

It’s easy sometimes to be long-winded in the law… so, here’s the short and sweet answer: 20 Year Monopoly: A utility patent gives an inventor (or their assignees) exclusive rights to prevent anyone else from making, using, selling or importing their invention for 20 years from the earliest filing date. Protects Functionality: Utility patents protect …

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