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10 Tips for Inventors: Meeting with a Patent Attorney

By JD Houvener | November 13, 2018

Alright, so you’ve come up with a list of questions to ask a Patent Attorney. Good for you! You might be thinking: “Great, I just need to explain my invention in great detail, and they will take it from there! Right?” Wrong! There are many aspects that go into finding the right representation from a …

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How to perform a patent search

How to Perform a Patent Search in 6 Steps

By JD Houvener | November 6, 2018

Doing a patent search is often times the most difficult part of the patent process. It’s most difficult because it’s often a very daunting task. It’s not very glamorous, it’s not as exciting as the process of how to get a patent for an idea, and it requires digging through hundreds if not thousands of …

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Is my idea patentable

Is My Idea Patentable?

By JD Houvener | October 30, 2018

You have this great idea! You think it can change the world in a small way. Now before you get started. You need to know if your idea is patentable. The last thing you want to do is spend thousands of hours of work to realize that you can’t patent your idea! So the question …

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How to file a provisional patent application

How to File a Provisional Patent Application in 13 Steps

By JD Houvener | October 29, 2018

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 file a patent …

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How to Patent Your Idea in 13-Steps

How to Get a Patent for an Idea in 13 Steps

By JD Houvener | October 22, 2018

While I could go on for pages about the answer to “How to Get a Patent for an Idea” (and I actually do here), the real answer to this question is: you can’t. That’s right, you can’t get a patent for an “idea” alone, not even the best idea in the world! Only inventions are …

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Patent Value

PATENT VALUES – What You NEED To Know!

By JD Houvener | October 9, 2018

Patent Values – What You NEED To Know!   The number of patents issued in the United States increased to 187,000 in 2003, 22% more than in 1999. For the inventors who entered the system or were lucky, the rewards were numerous. The license of patented inventions now generates $ 150 billion worldwide each year, …

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COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN PATENTING YOUR INVENTION

By JD Houvener | October 4, 2018

COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN PATENTING  YOUR INVENTION   So, you think you’re ready to patent your invention, relax and see how millions come in, right? Who knows, you could become a success, but I’ve seen many mistakes obstructing the process that cost valuable time and dollars to the inventors. At Bold Patent, we strive …

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HOW TO GET YOUR INVENTION IDEA IN THE RIGHT HANDS

By JD Houvener | September 11, 2018

HOW TO GET YOUR INVENTION IDEA IN THE RIGHT HANDS If your goal is to get a license agreement with a major manufacturer, sell your product to Walmart or find an investor with great resources to finance your project, you must create a proposal to convince someone to do something. Your proposal must convince your …

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HOW TO AVOID COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

By JD Houvener | September 10, 2018

Copyright, patents, trademarks and trade secrets are all ways in which people can protect their intellectual property. However, there are key differences between each of the protective instruments with regard to their exact protection. Copyright is one of the most commonly used tools in IP cases. According to the government’s copyright office, it protects “original …

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HOW A REGISTERED TRADEMARK CAN SAVE YOUR BUSINESS

By JD Houvener | September 9, 2018

A registered trademark represents your company. You can mark a brand, a logo, a symbol and even a sound related to your business. A registered trademark depicts third parties that your company exclusively owns the products or services you offer. often times customers are compelled to buy a product because of the brand name, so …

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