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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone, I’m J.D. Houvener, your host of the Bold Today’s show. Were you the inventor entrepreneur business owner? Get your daily dose of inspiration so you make the world a better place. [Music]

Happy Friday everybody! We’re at the end of our series about patent applications and all the options you have but making that decision how do you’re gonna file. Back on Monday we talked about not filing at all. We talked about how you could file on your own and file using a third-party cheap LegalZoom service. You know these options, while they might sound alluring and good to the the pocketbook, they’re huge mistakes to make and we’ve gone through all of that.

Today we’re talking about the grand slam – the best option and truly the only option for moving forward with your patent application and that’s to use a patent attorney. A registered USPTO patent attorney has all the skills and they certainly will be able to help you with making sure you have the right scope to deliver the biggest value patent out there.

That’s the first topic – making sure that you’ve got the biggest market share. You’ve invented something that is brand new to the world. You don’t want to sell yourself short and either file yourself or have someone else do it that’s not qualified. A patent attorney can help you get the most bang for the buck. Your invention might be on, you know, product A, but by having a patent attorney write claims that are broader than that you’re gonna be able to have seek industries and that protections on products you never even thought of. So the market sharing the value and using a patent attorney is immense.

Thinking about investors, you’re looking at, we mentioned the Shark Tank this week right? You’re gonna have a patent pending that really means something and it’s going to be have the signature of a patent attorney behind it. Those investors, those boards of directors members and advisors are going to really respect you for having the the gumption, the diligence to go seek out a professionals opinion. That means a lot to people and it’s going to show up in your and the value in the quality of your work. He didn’t take any shortcuts. You went right to the person that has the answers.

When you look at growth of your company and trying moved it to the next level, this is the foundation, you know, this may be a startup you’re working on, this may be a moving one or two year company, your patented technology really is the beating heart that is what your company’s surrounded by. Do you want to have the heart of your company based on something that is sort of taking a shortcut or you’ve used a second or third rate type of company? You get the job done? Absolutely not! You want to hold nothing back and you want to work with the best.

A registered US patent attorney has gone to engineering school, likely got their master’s in engineering, went to law school and then passed a difficult patent bar examination. There are licensed attorneys, everything is confidential, they’re highly credentialed. Working with the patent attorney is going to be the best way to secure your technology in the marketplace.

I encourage you, please don’t take my word for it. Go to our website Do your own research, take a look at our book we just got published called “Bold Ideas: The Inventor’s Guide to Patents”. Have a look at our website under patents and different application types and we’d love to sit down with you and hear about your invention in a free 30 minute 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