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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener and welcome to the bold today’s show we’re Hugh the inventor and entrepreneur gets your daily dose of inspiration to help you make the world a better place today’s Presidents Day and it’s exciting right we’ve had a lot of news about our president president Trump and it’s interesting to keep that top of mind and remember all the presents that preceded him so this is a celebration of the leaders of our country and so the challenge for you today is to think about a president it could be the one that’s in office today but any president that’s really inspired you and I want you to pick one and put it in the comments below about what it is that inspires you well what is it that they’ve done or the change they’ve made to our country or the world that has put you in a really good position so today’s invention of the day is a little silly but I wanted to show you that almost anything innovative can be patented so today if any of you and I’m sure a lot of listeners remember the year 2000 election al gore and bush right the big competition and all the hanging chads and the big controversy around the voting in Florida so this wheel was actually designed as part of a game it’s a design patent that shows the different potential outcomes right you know Al Gore Jeb Bush you know some sort of different controversies that existed in in the year 2000 this patent got issued unbelievably and the whether it was monetized or not it’s kind of a you know to me it was really fascinating to see that there’s a presidential design patent game out there so have a look at this this is really unique I don’t want to mention as well as first the law goes in our design patent statute 35 USC 171 this is the this is the part of the statute that talks about the difference between a utility and a design patent a utility patent as I talked about before requires novelty non-obviousness and utility or usefulness well the usefulness aspect is not in the design aspect of the statue so what it’s included is novelty non-obviousness but instead has to be ornamental alright has to have design aspects right three-dimensional observances thing that you can see touch and feel and are able to be drawn so this is the third requirement for design is aesthetics for you today your challenge was to figure out what president right was your favorite I encourage you to share this video with one of your friends and ask them what their favorite president was all time and it might be enlightening to find out what inspires them what present from history really moved them forward and that they they respect everyone have a wonderful day today and thank you for tuning in to the bold today show go big go bowl

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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