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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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23 Essential Resources For Entrepreneurs and Inventors in Phoenix

By Athena Baker | May 4, 2019

From small business loan offices to accelerators, check out these 23 resources for entrepreneurs and inventors in Phoenix courtesy of the Bold and the Brave

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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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What’s the Difference Between Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets?

By JD Houvener | April 10, 2019

Originally wrote by James Bunts. Updated by J.D. Houvener 4/10/2019. As you probably guessed, a LOT! … well, at least to an Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney like me. From where I stand, the differences are MASSIVE. But to you, these terms may seem like legalese that all blends together… Plus, with social media, news outlets, …

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23 Essential Resources For Entrepreneurs and Inventors in New York

By Athena Baker | April 5, 2019

NYC is infamous for being a hotspot for business development.  The millions of old school mom and pop shops and spanking new high tech startups that fill the city stand as a quiet testament of this claim. To aid these businesses big city offers a myriad of resources. Everything from excellent small business advisors to …

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Top 17 Coworking Spaces in New York City

By Athena Baker | April 5, 2019

Like a lightning, an idea strikes for an innovation that will change the world– and make you rich. But to change the destiny of the world, you need space.   That is why here at Bold Parents New York Law Firm, we’ve created this quick guide of the best coworking spaces in NYC has to …

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16-Steps: How to File a Non-Provisional Utility Patent Application

By JD Houvener | April 2, 2019

Yikes…16 Steps!? Yes, but this blog article only has 3 of the 16. Why? Well, in order to file a non-provisional utility patent application you need to first file a provisional patent application. Think of a non-provisional as the final lap around the race. Before you run your race you need to prep (determine patentability), …

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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 | March 31, 2019

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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Advanced Guide to Google Patent Searching

By JD Houvener | March 19, 2019

Welcome inventors! Hopefully, you’ve read through and implemented all 6 steps of the Basic Guide to Patent Searching. That article covers all of the basics, and although I’ll be repeating a little here, you need a decent foundation for this blog to make sense for you. Just in case you missed the above, please read the …

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