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How to Find Funding and Grants for Patents

How to Find Funding and Grants for Patents

By Bold Patents | May 26, 2020

Grants for patents are for individuals that need capital to fully develop their invention. Securing grants for patents can be quite a fulfilling experience, but it can also be quite challenging. There’s a lot of paperwork, red tape, waiting time, and mandatory SOPs that you’ll have to go through if you want to legally own …

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Top 8 South Bend Indiana Co-Working Spaces

Top 8 South Bend, Indiana Co-Working Spaces

By Bold Patents | May 19, 2020

As the fourth largest city in Indiana, South Bend is full of opportunities and resources for locals who are looking. Even innovators and inventors in South Bend, IN should have no problems finding safe spaces, supportive communities, and dependable environments in which they can work on—and hopefully release—their creative products. If you’re an inventor looking …

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How Much Does a Trademark Cost?

How Much Does a Trademark Cost?

By Bold Patents | May 19, 2020

Clients often ask me how much does a trademark cost?  My answer is typically “less than you probably think.”  It’s almost certainly less than the ensuing legal fees associated with a cease and desist letter.  Let’s face it; starting a new business venture is an investment.  Before we can make money we need to invest …

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Inventor Resources in Las Vegas

10 Essential Resources For Entrepreneurs & Inventors in Las Vegas

By Bold Patents | May 18, 2020

Being an entrepreneur or inventor in Las Vegas can be tough. The market is, as always, incredibly competitive, and lack of exposure and initial capital can really hurt your chances for discovery. Thankfully, Las Vegas is home to some pretty extensive inventor resources for local inventors and entrepreneurs. If you need help with submitting your …

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12 Essential Inventor Resources in Denver

12 Essential Resources For Inventors & Entrepreneurs in Denver, Colorado

By Bold Patents | May 8, 2020

Coloradans are known for their creativity, passion, and inclination towards out-of-the-box thinking. It therefore comes as no surprise that Denver, Colorado is home to some top-quality resources for local inventors and entrepreneurs. From intellectual property protection to unique networking opportunities, these digital and physical resources are all catered towards aiding entrepreneurial and innovative success. If …

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How to Patent Your Idea in 13-Steps

How to Get a Patent for an Idea in 13 Steps

By Bold Patents | 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 Bold Patents | 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 Bold Patents | 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 Bold Patents | 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 Bold Patents | 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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