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The Complete Guide to Patent Drawings

By Bold Patents | September 22, 2020

If I showed you the front cover sheet of a brand new patent (example US Patent 10,596,420 for a “Novelty Football Audio Apparatus” issued in March, 2020)… Where do you look first?  Don’t lie… your eyes went to the football image first, right?  …It’s human nature to do so, so don’t feel bad.  Patent drawings …

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How to perform a patent search

How to do a Patent Search in 6 Steps (The Definite Guide)

By Bold Patents | September 8, 2020

I want to start by saying that doing a patent search is by far and away the most difficult part of the patent process. It’s most difficult because it’s often a very daunting task.  I get asked all the time, how to do a patent search, and while I wish I could get jumping-up-and-down excited …

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Patent Agents vs Patent Attorneys: What’s the Difference?

By Bold Patents | August 31, 2020

Let me just start this article by saying “I love you” to any of you patent agents that are reading this. This article is not meant to be a jab at you in any way, nor will I intentionally disparage you in any way. In fact, we have patent agents on our Bold team because …

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Inventions and Work for Hire Agreements

By Bold Patents | August 24, 2020

Never heard of “Work for Hire” Agreements before? Or maybe you have, but really never get what the big fuss is all about?  When I first heard the term, I thought, “isn’t everyone working to get paid?…and if you are working, weren’t you ‘hired’?” So, the wording is definitely confusing, so don’t feel bad. There …

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The Poor Man’s Patent: The Complete 2020 Guide

By Bold Patents | August 11, 2020

The concept of a “Poor Man’s Patent” has been around a long time. It’s become such a popular term over the years, that I usually field one or two questions about it when I give talks to entrepreneurs and inventors, albeit usually older inventors. And it’s about time I lay it all out for you …

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Questions to Ask a Trademark Attorney

Top 10 Questions to Ask a Trademark Attorney

By Bold Patents | 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 Bold Patents | 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 Bold Patents | 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 Bold Patents | 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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When to Keep Trade Secrets, Secret!

By Bold Patents | 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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