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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everybody, J.D. Houvener here, your host of the Bold Today’s Show. Were you the inventor entrepreneur business owner? Get your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place. [Music]

We’re finishing up a five-part series about pre-filing considerations and so I’m excited to share with you here today about the last bit of information that the patent attorney is going to need from you. You know you’ve done your diligence, you’ve thought about whether the markets can be ready for your invention, you’ve probably thought about reverse engineerability, and you’ve now thought no I’m not doing trade secrets, this needs to be patented. You’ve prepared for that consultation, you’ve looked into whether you’re an inventor or an owner, what was any kind of complication there. You’ve gone through the consultation, you’ve gotten the best out of it. What needs to happen now? The invention needs to be disclosed, you know, and so putting it down in words, drawings, pictures, bringing that version into the world so your attorney can take them most of them and be able to put that into their search and then eventually into the application so they can put their best foot forward and look at you the broadest protection possible.

So much time is wasted with clients sometimes going back and forth with the email where the attorneys just trying to pull the invention out of the of the client. If you the inventor are able to come forward and then just say everything, give us all the details about your invention, any different type of version or materials, every little bit in piece about you what you know about the invention, if you disclose that to your attorney, you’re going to be the best shape possible.

Usually and the way we handle it at Bold Patents is by providing you an invention disclosure document and gives you a nice wide-open part, you know, different sections to sort of tease your brain to build extract the most amount of information about your invention and so we do this so that we can help challenge you because if we just say “Hey send us all the details,” you know it’s going to be hard for you just to start writing. By being prompted we’re able to get a little bit more than we would have if we just leave it open for you. So we’re turning that document working with your patent attorney that’s going to be what makes the difference in making less time spent on your attorney trying to get information from you. They can spend that time instead doing a better search, writing a better opinion and writing a better patent application.

So the invention disclosure and making sure that it’s called enabling, attorneys and attorneys into is called an enabling disclosure document. What that means is that once once written down in words and through drawings that that document will be enough that someone like you that’s maybe a competitor, someone in your field, will be able to take that a written description and drawings and go make the invention. That’s how detailed this thing must be. So that’s the level that we need to get at once the application gets submitted and so making it easier for your inventor by providing ISM make it easier for your attorney rather by providing as much information as possible will help everything along.

So I hope this was educational for you and hope you’ll have a wonderful weekend ahead. Please get a hold of us at if you have any questions. Look at that free 30 minute consultation. Let’s get started! I’m your host J.D. Houvener of the Bold Today’s Show. Go big, go bold!

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