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Advanced guide to google patent searching

Advanced Guide to Google Patent Searching

By JD Houvener | March 19, 2019

Welcome inventors! Hopefully, you’ve read through and implemented all 6 steps of the Basic Guide to Patent Searching. That article covers all of the basics, and although I’ll be repeating a little here, you need a decent foundation for this blog to make sense for you. Just in case you missed the above, please read the …

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invention eligible for patenting?

Is My Invention Eligible for Patenting? 3 Simple Steps

By JD Houvener | March 5, 2019

This is a very good (and properly worded) question. The answer is, of course, maybe. And it’s usually followed by a “Well, tell me about your invention….”  Actually, more often than not, I hear the question asked as, “Can I get a patent on that?” In fact, I’ve heard this question asked so many times that …

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Resouces for Entrepreuers and Inventors in San Francisco

23 Essential Resources For Entrepreneurs and Inventors in San Francisco

By Athena Baker | March 1, 2019

From finding good funding sources to searching for the best small business mentors, there’s no doubt that searching for inventor and entrepreneur resources in good old San Francisco (aka. Old Golden Mountain) can be such backbreaking work! That’s why here at Bold Patents, we created this comprehensive guide. This way, all small businesses in San …

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Top 17 Coworking Spaces in San Francisco

Top 17 San Francisco Coworking Spaces

By Athena Baker | March 1, 2019

It’s 2019 here in San Francisco and already, startups are searching for the perfect place(s) to develop the tools (and services) needed to help America become the best that it could possibly be. From the quick and quirky Workshop Cafe to the elusive and innovative the Troll House, many startups are choosing to work in comfortable, collaborate, …

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What does Patent Pending Mean

What Does “Patent Pending” Mean?

By JD Houvener | February 26, 2019

“Patent pending” means that there is a patent application pending approval. And… we’re done! Whew…that’s it! That’s all you need to know, right? Of course not! You’re reading a legal blog – there’s always more to learn…. Below I share with you 7 questions to ask to better understand what “patent pending” means. To get …

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Difference between provisional and non-provisional

What is the Difference Between a Provisional and a Nonprovisional Patent Application?

By JD Houvener | February 19, 2019

What is the difference between a provisional and non-provisional patent application? The short answer is: a whole lot! Don’t worry in this article I break it down for you! In addition, about halfway down this blog, I have created a visual diagram that helps you better understand the difference. Most of the 100+ pages of …

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How To Patent An App

Can You Patent an App? 7 Steps to Patent an App!

By JD Houvener | February 12, 2019

Yes, you can patent an app! Exciting, right? I always try to give you a little bit of a deeper answer than just yes or no. So in this case, the answer really is, “Yes, but…” Yes, you may patent an app, but know that only some aspects of what you’ve created are patent eligible. …

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10 Things To Look For In a Software Patent Attorney

10 Things To Look For In a Software Patent Attorney

By JD Houvener | February 5, 2019

Here is a question that I’ll receive fairly often. It usually goes something like this: “Do you have any attorneys at your firm that specialize in software?” Or… “Do you have anyone with a college degree in Computer Science?” While I am usually able to just take a deep breath and answer them accordingly, it’s …

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20 Essential Resources for Entrepreneurs and Inventors in Los Angeles Bold Patents Resources

20 Essential Resources For Entrepreneurs and Inventors in Los Angeles

By Athena Baker | February 1, 2019

From preparing for entrepreneurial events, filing a patent in Los Angeles, to finding the best mentors in Los Angeles, there’s no doubt that starting a business in the “City of Angels” can be such backbreaking work! That’s why we created this comprehensive guide so that all LA startups know exactly where to start, as well …

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20 Essential Resources For Entrepreneurs and Inventors in Seattle

By Athena Baker | February 1, 2019

From finding the perfect Seattle coworking space to figuring out who can best explain how to patent an idea in Seattle, there’s no doubt that starting a business in Seattle can be quite a challenge. That’s why we created this comprehensive guide so that all startup companies in Seattle know exactly where to start, as …

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