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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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Top 17 New York Business Attorneys

By Tori Lutz | June 4, 2019

If you’re an upcoming entrepreneur looking to start your business or maybe even patent idea in NYC, there is a chance that you’re going to want help from an upstanding business attorney to make sure everything is done well and right. The good news for entrepreneurs in New York is that there are dozens of …

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A Complete Comprehensive Guide of Brooklyn's Coworking Spaces 2019 Bold Patents

Best 41 Co-Working Spaces in Brooklyn, NY (Updated in 2019)

By Athena Baker | May 21, 2019

The borough of go-getters, the land of innovation, Brooklyn is by no means, “home to a faithful coworking community that’s hungry to get the job done.” according to WeWork and company.  While there is certainly a multitude of creative coworking spaces in the New York area, the question is, “which one is right for me …

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Top 17 Coworking Spaces in Chicago

By Athena Baker | May 16, 2019

As the Windy City blows itself into the world of 2019, the quest for fellow entrepreneurs to find the perfect private office spaces and virtual office spaces in Chicago in order to invent, perfect, and patent the tools of tomorrow becomes even more challenging. To help our fellow entrepreneurs find their ideal space(s), here at …

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10-Part Guide to Patent Licensing

By JD Houvener | May 14, 2019

So…you’ve got an invention! Or is it just an idea? Take a few minutes and figure out here. Maybe you’ve already done the hard work of getting a professional patent search done and have filed a provisional patent application already? Kudos to you for being patent pending! …Or, maybe you’ve even filed a nonprovisional patent …

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Patent Claim Drafting: The Ultimate 6-Part Guide

By JD Houvener | May 7, 2019

Usually as I write articles, I also learn. It’s the beauty of writing for an audience (much like teaching/presenting to a group). There’s a sense of responsibility to make sure the content is good, up-to-date and interesting. This article undoubtedly has left me with a TON more knowledge about claim drafting and will be a …

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Trade Secrets – Knowing When to Keep Them

By JD Houvener | April 23, 2019

As a business owner, you know what makes your company better. And yes, it’s likely a moving and changing target… but it’s something that you strive for, even if it’s something that is never quite attained. Knowing where you sit in the competitive framework is an important part of it, and it cannot be overlooked. …

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