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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi I’m JD Houvener and welcome to the bold today’s show were you the entrepreneur business owner or inventor get your daily inspiration on how to make the world a better place

it’s a makerspace and it’s pretty awesome as you can tell they’ve got drills machines electronic gadgets and even CNC machines today’s challenge for you I’m calling it the ten minute challenge this is something that’s gonna take you out of your box a little bit in today’s world were we’re just itching to get to the next thing you know we’re so impulsive and impatient this challenge is for you to take ten whole minutes no doesn’t sound like that long but ten minutes that’s it and focus on one thing that’s your challenge for today so by tomorrow when you’re watching the Bull Today show I want you to put down in the comments what it is you did for ten minutes you got to put the phone away you’ve got to stop all the alerts and emails and distractions and make sure you’re focusing on just one thing you’ll be surprised at how much difference it’s gonna make and how productive you might be so today’s invention of the day was put out by Stephen Klein out of Pennsylvania it was just issued January 2018 so this brand new pad I wanted to bring to your attention and we’re hopefully gonna put it up on the screen right here is not and not that crazy and innovative it doesn’t have all the electronic bells and whistles it’s a garden rake so you see the patent number below right here almost at ten million now this is not that revolutionary and the goal of this let me sharing it with you is hope you understand that the inventions that get patented don’t have to be all that earth-shattering they’re improvements on the prior art they’re making subtle steps forward improving the technology and that technology can be as simple as a garden rake how interesting right so the related law of the day is simple we’re gonna talk about what it means to get a patent what do you need what are the requirements there are three it must be novel new write novel is just a fancy word for something must be new and it must be new worldwide after the American Invents Act was passed in 2013 in order for a patent to be granted it has to be the first of its kind not just in the country but in the whole world the second requirement is non-obviousness it’s a long word but it means that based on all of the disclosures in the internet and in the subject matter all around the world it can’t be an obvious iteration or improvement from the current technology third it has to have present date utility that’s a pretty low bar but as long as you’re able to show that you’re moving your invention and can practice the invention today you meet the requirements novelty non-obviousness and utility those are the requirements for getting utility patent in the US I want you to think about what you could do with that ten minutes and I challenge you to dare one of your friends and bring them to this forum share this podcast share the video with them and see if they’re up to the challenge of just taking ten minutes out of your 24 hour day and doing just one thing it’s a powerful ten minutes and I look forward to hearing your comments below so again thanks for listening and being a part of the bold today’s show I’m your host JD Houvener be bold today

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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