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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

JD: Our first guest today is Dr. B Curtis Breville. Welcome to the show!

Dr. Breville: Hi, pleasure to be here.

Matt: Hi, Dr. B. Nice to meet you.

JD: So, you’ve come up with an elixir, and we spoke a few weeks ago. I haven’t actually got to try it, but I was hoping I could get a chance. Can you hold it up for me?

Dr. Breville: Sure. Here it is.

JD: Great. So, tell us about this elixir. What does it do?

Dr. Breville: It can prevent or immediately stop the pain caused by spicy foods

JD: After consumption.

Dr. Breville: You can spray it in your mouth before consuming spicy food. You’ll still taste the heat, but the pain that usually comes with it is gone.

Matt: Perfect for hot wings or hot takes!

Matt: Hot Ones, right?

Dr. Breville: Exactly!

JD: Give us an update. What’s going on with your business currently? What are you working toward? What’s exciting with Dr. B Elixir?

Dr. Breville: Along with constant marketing, we’re pioneering the first-ever product of its kind. There’s a lot of skepticism since nothing like this has existed before. Converting skeptics into believers is a full-time job. Meanwhile, it’s an over-the-counter, all-natural product originally designed for spicy food pain relief. Interestingly, it’s also been effective against burning mouth syndrome, providing relief to 100% of those who’ve tried it, some suffering for years.

JD: Wow, that’s impressive. I’ve seen testimonials—it really works. Conquering skepticism must be your biggest challenge, especially with such a unique product category.

Dr. Breville: Absolutely. It’s a new frontier—a consumable that’s not quite food, almost like a medicine—an elixir.

JD: And something I didn’t know until I tried it and others did too—spicy food pain isn’t just in the mouth; it can cause discomfort afterward, shall we say, in the digestive tract.

Dr. Breville: Yes, it also provides relief there by binding to receptors, reducing or eliminating post-spice discomfort.

JD: Very interesting. Let’s talk about intellectual property. Have you protected this through patents or trademarks?

Dr. Breville: Yes, there are three pending utility patents for the compounds that provide pain relief. Each focuses on a different aspect of its use. I’m protecting it comprehensively.

JD: That’s great to hear. How’s the progress with the patents? Are you optimistic?

Dr. Breville: One patent is pending more information. I opted for a micro-business approach due to limited funds between jobs when I developed it. It’s exciting, but waiting for updates can be nerve-wracking.

JD: Understandable. Patience is key. Have you considered trademarks for your brand?

Dr. Breville: Not yet. I launched the brand recently and am aware of the first-to-file principle. I believe I have time, but I should look into it soon.

Matt: You can file a trademark anytime, unlike patents. We should discuss that further.

Dr. Breville: Absolutely.

JD: Well, thank you for joining us, Dr. B. Would you mind if I share your email address for viewers interested in reaching out?

Dr. Breville: That’s fine.

JD: It’s [email protected].

JD: Thank you again for being here, Dr. Breville.

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