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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Whoo happy Wednesday guys if you didn’t have a good time of Mardi Gras well I just know that I did my name is JD Houvener and welcome to the bold today’s show who are you the entrepreneur and business owner get your daily inspiration on how you can make the world a better place and yes I had fun last night and I hope you did too today is unbelievably Valentine’s Day right as you all know you may have been scrambling last night to make make magic happen today so Mardi Gras dat last night Valentine’s today your challenge for today yes it’s gonna be going above and beyond what you normally do you probably already got that special someone that you’ve got in mind you’re gonna make a special occasion for I’m asking you to do something different take five minutes and write a note to someone that you’ve been having some some rub with right so I’m pretty that you’re not really getting along with right now and you really wish you did right I’m in no handwritten note instead of Jill today it’ll make a big difference so in the mood of Valentine’s today’s patent or invention subject is as you’ll see from this image it’s the love tester okay from the early 40s and 50s this is a design patent okay for the design for what this machine did they actually you know whether it did or not actually detected whether you’re in love you all might have seen these sort of hokey things that are fun at arcades or you know dining halls it is definitely something that was patented and for 17 years the inventor had rights over this exact design for the love tester okay moving along to the law under 37 CFR section 171 the design patent law was written and it requires that a design that an inventor provide a an ornamental design that’s novel and it has ornamental characteristics of both the design and of the architecture that are substantive enough to warrant patentability so that’s the chapter that gives you the privilege to to issue a design patent so with this fund you’ve had today or the past couple days and today on Valentine’s Day I want you to share this with one of your loved ones that you think could use an extra boost in their innovation a little lift in their spirit this bold Today Show strives to do just that so hope you all have a wonderful day of a great Valentine’s go big

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so again thanks for listening and being a part of the bold today’s show I’m your host JD Houvener be bold today at bold IP calm


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