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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener your host of the bold Today Show or you the inventor or entrepreneur get your daily dose of inspiration so you can go make the world a better place


we are still in our 10-part series were in part six now of this series we’re looking at the detailed specification of the patent that Lonnie Johnson invented the write the Super Soaker this is the summary and the summary of a patent is within the the second page the second main written description part we’ve gone through the first page we’ve looked past the abstract we’ve already talked about the drawings last week this is where I start getting into the heart of what’s being described here in the invention but before we get to the detailed description which is still yet ahead the summary of the invention is just that it’s a summary now you can see we’ve got pulled up here on the screen that it’s just a few a few paragraphs long a few hundred words and that’s on purpose the attorney did a great job here of doing exactly what they should have the summary of invention at least in terms of the patent document shouldn’t be embellished you know we just want to purely describe in the summary what’s being claimed and you’ll kind of hear me say that again again this week as we get get into the detailed description in that there’s sometimes a tendency when you’re talking about you know your passion or the inventors you know baby you want to talk about it forever but in the summary it’s important that we keep things very concise and right on point only describing the version the one version that’s being claimed in that initial set of claims the main reason for that is that many embellishments or improvements that the the attorney or the inventor are describing here in the specification should not be captured in this invention they can actually be filed a separate continuation or continuation in part applications down the road so this is the summary this is a key part of the patent specification we’re gonna be talking about the more detailed description later on this week with that with you when we get there so again hope y’all having fun with your Super Soaker series I’m your host JD Houvener of the bold Today Show have a great day everybody 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