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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Okay um either uh so welcome to our our program here uh Steve thanks for coming on um what is your name my name is Steve Hoover and I’m the founder of Home strong Fitness and how did you find bold well you know I had gone through the patent process myself and attempted to and I was unsuccessful at getting through the total process myself so did a Google Search and found bold patents highly rated and gave it a shot and I’m so glad I did awesome thank you for that and what do you like best about bold well the things that I like best about mold is one the process was very simple you know right from the get-go reaching out to him it was an immediate response pack which is really comforting because you know I’d reached out to a few companies just to to uh to check the market and I got an immediate response which was you know comforting that somebody was actually you know checking messages you know checking the media and then you know it wasn’t only just one person that I was talking to there was seemed like there was a team of people that I really was introduced to very early on so you know just knowing that there’s a real company behind the the Internet contact that you make was really you know comforting awesome thank you for that um two more questions here for you uh so given that you looked at a few different companies what was it that made you pick bold over others the thing that made me pick bold over the others is one obviously the uh the detail that they provided me right out of the gate um kind of really establishing um almost reiterating what my goals were and then um giving me a path you know so that really clarified things as to they knew where I was in my process within the patent where we needed to go um you know I really kind of took out the questions and and uh and made that uh clear is where we were heading you know in the patent process awesome and last but not least would you refer others to both and and why you know I would definitely refer others to bold because of everything that I’ve said um you guys hit the budget you had a team behind it I’ve worked with multiple people Everyone that I worked with was great and you know I I think that it is important to protect your patented idea or patentable idea and so you know with that with the experience I had with you know not busting the budget all those types of things is exactly what you want to look for in a partner so you know bold has been great the whole process and I definitely refer people to you so good thank you for that okay awesome okay let’s go to a bit more of the fun um questions and Huda if you don’t mind would you mind adding up that part of it and we can make this a bit more back and forth natural instead of just more robotic if that makes sense yes but you know what I do apologize I have to search for the questions of math s sending them to me really fast sorry about that I would I thought it had it front and center okay guys I got picked by my Gmail it’s not front and center I’ve got the first one if you want to go looking I can send it to you um but Steve if you would provide details about your background let them know kind of where you grew up what’s your family like uh where you went to school and what are some of your interests sure let me go ahead and kick it off yeah go for it so I have an interesting background my my father was a pilot Private Pilot we we worked on airplanes just about every day every weekend my entire childhood and I was expected to be a pilot um was signed into the air force uh pilot program right out of high school went in took my first physical and found out I had an astigmatism I’d never known about so kind of crushed my pilot dreams right there out of high school um still love to fly but can’t do it professionally or at least in the military uh so I thought the next best thing was going to be going into engineering maybe designing planes working on the design of aircraft um you know but that’s not the same thing as flying so that that A-Tech personality that I had really didn’t get fulfilled in the engineering World um so when I got out of school um spent a brief period working for other companies and that that anti-personality really saw that I was going to be driven by starting my own companies so started early on in small Contracting companies we did lighting fixtures and ceiling fans and Window Coverings and worked for some of the big National hardware stores grew that into more complex Contracting roofing companies things like that and ultimately grew into a very large Landscaping one of the top 50 landscaping companies in the nation and it was a great experience but I think we all know what the labor pools like these days and the challenges that you have in a business like that so I was looking for something less reliant on the labor pool and so I wanted to start my own business in an internet based business so you know going going back to my family um we’ve I was grown up in uh grew up grew up and was raised in Arizona and we were very active here you know we’re always outside we’re riding dirt bikes we’re going to the lake you know staying in shape and that was very important to me and and uh you know my family always went to the gym stayed in shape and then covet happened and everything got shut down including the gems so basically I was relegated to working out at home and I had to figure out the best way for me to work out at home didn’t have the space to put the big huge rug racks in and all the weight plates and everything else I just had a little bit of space in my garage that I could dedicate to building a home gym had some bands and with the bands they were good they really provided an interesting way to work out but they didn’t give me the Dynamics I wanted of you know squats and overhead presses and everything else because typically attach it under the door or over the door or to the doorknob and it just really didn’t work out that well so with my engineering background started tinkering started playing with things and came up with an idea to separate the bands out get a couple of sets of bands found a local shop to fabricate it and that’s where homestrong began

About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at