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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everybody, I’m J.D. Houvener, your host of the Bold Today show were you the inventor entrepreneur or business owner picture daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place. [Music]

Happy Friday everybody, you’ve made it! This is the end of our deep dive into looking at patentability search opinions and your big five options you’ve got for moving a forward. That’s what we’ve talked about – everything from not doing a search at all to doing it yourself to hiring it sort of cheap LegalZoom firm to a patent agent. Today we’re talking about polymer working with a patent attorney to do it right.

Do work with a patent attorney is the best alternative and in fact I’ve we as we’ve learned it’s the only option you really have if you want to move your technology to the next level and to make sure you’re making a good investment from a business point of view in filing that patent application. By working with a patent attorney you’re gonna cover the gambit on eligibility, novelty, non-obviousness and utility, making sure you’re meeting all the marks that say “Yes, we recommend that you move forward.”

One thing that we’re proud of that bold pens when we do a full patentability analysis and deliver that opinion, that legal opinion, is that we end up telling 40 to 50 percent of our clients we don’t recommend filing. And while that’s sort of a negative connotation, we actually love it because it gives our clients a truth. And we don’t stop there; we don’t just say “Sorry you’re out of luck.” We go back to the drawing board and work with our inventors to help them design around prior art that already exists. We take it that extra step because we care. We realize that you’re a creator, you’re an innovator and just because someone else has done largely what you’ve got doesn’t mean you can’t innovate around it and shouldn’t. You shouldn’t stop there.

What’s important too is that we’re not going to just file a patent so you can get this small little tiny smidge of a path. And sure we can likely get you a patent on whatever you’ve come up with in a very minute area, but we want to make sure that it’s gonna deliver value for you. The last thing we want to do is have a patent granted and have it just sit on a shelf somewhere and never hit the market place. So in our opinion, we also add in a business mindset and hope you think about your goals and as we’ve talked about we’ve got your business plan and to think about how this is going to fit into that plan in terms of moving forward.

So by working with a patent attorney that’s business minded like us at Bold Patents, you’re getting the full meal deal. You’re not gonna waste any of your time because you’re hiring someone to take care of it for you. You’re able to put all of your time and effort back on your own project and do what you do best – invent, create, and move your business forward into the market place. You’re putting your money in an investment, you’re moving it forward to make it really really solid decision about how to move forward, if at all, in terms of patenting.

So by making a sound decision, you’re going to impress people like investors, folks that are going to be coming on board with you. They say “Wow, this inventor, this business owner has taken the effort to do the diligence and hire professional to look at this invention in terms of the current day law. They’ve hired a patent attorney to get the real legal opinion on how they should move forward.” This stands out and it’s going to help in terms of getting funding for your company moving forward.

So my pleasure talking with you this week about one of my favorite service offerings which is the patentability search opinion. If you have any questions about it, please visit our website There we’ve got tons of resources for you including a free book that’s downloadable and a PDF copy. If you want to book a free consultation, give us a call.

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