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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone and happy Monday I’m JD Houvener your host of the ball today’s show where you the inventor entrepreneur or a business owner get your daily inspiration so you can go make the world a better place all right we’re here we’re talking about a brand new subject and industry that’s really taken a lot of states by storm it’s cannabis law and cannabis industry whether it be producing it growing it retailing or consuming it this industry is by far and away one of the most important and late-breaking industries what we have is technology to not only grow unique plants and varieties but have different devices and unique ways of business of dealing with business whether it’s tracking it via software I figured out how to grow it and then finally how to sell it what are the methods and financial ins and outs of how this is going to work we have nine states that have legalized both medical and recreational marijuana there are over 20 states now that have got on top of the nine that have legalized medical marijuana so it’s more than half of the country has now come on board and legalized this new substance that is part of the mainstream but even though it’s part of the mainstream at least around here what’s what’s not true is that it is not federally legal right and so that means that all of the federal processes federal law that governs things like patents and trademarks there’s there’s some issues right with with regard to the Controlled Substances Act and so with that we’re going to talk about this week we’re going to take a look at each part of the intellectual property and analyze how cannabis law a cannabis industry rather is impacted and what with the with the owners and those that are in the industry need to know about how to protect their intellectual prop you can take a look at trademark law tomorrow we’re going to dig into how different brands are affected on Wednesday we’re going to take a look at patent law do a deep dive into what is patentable about cannabis and then lastly in the week we’re gonna take a look at the plant variety Protection Act for those plants that can’t quite be protected under plant patents but there is another mechanism to do that we’re going to talk about that on Thursday and I’m going to finish out discussing copyrights and trade secrets within the cannabis law cannabis industry art buddy have a wonderful day I’m your host JD Houvener go big go bowl [Music]



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