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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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BENEFITS OF COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

By JD Houvener | September 6, 2018

When managing a business, you must be careful and make sure that all the small interests of your organization are covered. When you create a product or launch design and even think of a suggestion to improve what you are promoting, it is essential to protect it with a copyright registration. Without adequate copyright registration, …

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Is it possible for you to get protection on software?

By JD Houvener | August 27, 2018

When people ask “is software patentable?,” they are typically an inventor or developer of a product that runs on software, and they want to know if they can protect their invention. For example, it might be a smartphone app, a website, or a device or system that uses software to perform various functions. The real question is therefore whether …

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How Legal Tech Is Improving Intellectual Property Law

By JD Houvener | August 21, 2018

From the moment we wake up in the morning, until the moment we lay our heads down on the pillow at night, we consume an immeasurable amount of information about every facet of our lives. Think about it, would you go to a movie or try a new restaurant without first Googling reviews and then …

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