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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 | May 4, 2020

How do you get a patent for an idea?  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.  My name is J.D. Houvener, a patent attorney at Bold Patents Law Firm. My goal for this article …

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15 Essential Inventor Resources Austin

15 Essential Resources For Inventors & Entrepreneurs in Austin

By Rei | April 27, 2020

Recently ranked Number 1 in CNBC Metro 20: America’s Best Places to Start a Business report, Austin, Texas is truly a place of opportunity. Aside from their healthy economic ecosystem and community support for local, homegrown businesses, the city itself easily has a dozen or so resources available for all Austin-based inventors and entrepreneurs. If …

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How to Do a Trademark Search

How to do a Trademark Search: 3 Easy Steps

By JD Houvener | April 20, 2020

A quality trademark search coupled with an attorney’s opinion will help you understand whether your mark can be registered, and evaluate the landscape of registered marks already in use. Before we jump in on searching, you need to have a fundamental understanding of what a trademark is. I highly encourage you to read the helpful …

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Top 16 Charlotte Inventor Resources

16 Essential Resources for Entrepreneurs & Inventors in Charlotte

By Rei | April 9, 2020

Perhaps one of the hardest things about being an inventor, innovator, or startup owner in Charlotte is finding the support you need to gain leverage and jumpstart your growth. Let’s face it; almost every industry right now is competitive, and having minimal resources—like limited funds and a non-existent network—puts you at a severe disadvantage against …

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Can Multiple People Own a Patent?

Can Multiple People Own a Patent?

By JD Houvener | April 7, 2020

The short answer is, YES! But, there are nuances. I know, a classic, “yes, but”… In this article, I’ll explain as clearly as I can, the different ways in which people can have an ownership interest in a patent asset, and more importantly clear up any confusion that arises between inventorship and ownership. Part One: …

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Can I Patent my Idea Without a Prototype?

Can I Patent an Idea without a Prototype?

By JD Houvener | March 31, 2020

Prototypes are not required as you begin your patent protection strategy. All that is required in order to achieve patent-pending status is a fully enabled written specification with drawings. This is typically achieved through filing a provisional patent application. A better way to ask that question is; “Can I patent an Invention without a Prototype?”  …

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Top 10 Atlanta Co-Working Spaces

Top 10 Co-Working Spaces in Atlanta

By Rei | March 31, 2020

More and more people have adopted the grow-on-the-go mentality; the belief that you can’t be productive and progressive if you’re just stagnant. This is especially prevalent with freelancers, entrepreneurs, and innovators today. The modern inventors and the forward-thinking businessmen who know that things must constantly evolve.  Hence the rise of the coworking spaces. Community working …

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how much does a a patent cost

How Much Does a Patent Cost?

By JD Houvener | March 24, 2020

This process can be costly, so the next question you may ask yourself is – “Do I need a patent lawyer? Can’t I just do it myself?” We will get to that in a moment but first – Did you know?  Over 90% of patent applications are rejected at least once. To start searching for …

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Top 12 Scottsdale Co-Working Spaces

12 Best Scottsdale Coworking Spaces for Innovators & Entrepreneurs

By Rei | March 24, 2020

Home offices and corporate spaces are all well and good, but any modern innovator and entrepreneur knows that coworking is where it’s at. With so many business owners vying for local support and actively searching for collaborative opportunities, coworking spaces are now in high demand. This year, we’re looking at the best Scottsdale coworking spaces …

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Essential Resources for Entrepreneurs & Inventors in San Antonio

17 Essential Resources for Entrepreneurs & Inventors in San Antonio

By Filip | March 18, 2020

Every business owner, entrepreneur, or fresh startup manager knows that the first few months (if not years) of an independent venture can be overwhelming. For inventors and innovators in San Antonio, you know you need more than hard work and capital. Things like networks, connections, and support teams are crucial for success. Thankfully, San Antonio …

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