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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener your host of the bolt today’s show were you the inventor and entrepreneur and business owner gets your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place all right we’re here we’re talking about project planning right it’s spring yesterday we talked about the the project you’ve got in mind right what you’re gonna take on and tackle maybe cleaning the garage it could be you know putting a new garden in some new vegetables whatever it is I want you to put a plan together and your challenge of the day is just that put five milestones down break your project into five little tiny steps write it down it’s elementary but a lot of people actually don’t plan their projects and oftentimes goof up and have to redo tons of things and you know given that this is one thing I struggle with a lot too so I’m gonna try to take my own advice and follow up on this challenge myself too so put in the comments below what’s step one for you what’s the first step to your project and share it with your comments below okay so we’re still talking about Shawn Smith out of Tulsa Oklahoma and Shawn’s invention is if you missed it yesterday it’s a tool box with integrated air lines for air compressor to be to do tools or you know sanding grinding those sorts of things it’s all integrated into one box and so we have an image up here now that you can see to kind of recognize it and hopefully if you did your homework you dug in and pulled up that patent itself because we’re gonna be talking a lot about the application process that went into place what had what steps had to be taken to get that properly submitted to the USPTO and so today we’re gonna be talking about the oath and declaration the oath and declaration is a very important part of the process for the inventor to make it make a declaration that they’re the inventor that they have no other inventors no other co-inventors that help them with it and they’ve fully disclosed everything about the invention and all the prior art that goes with it so it’s a kind of a triple effect and this is all captured under 30 7 CFR 1.41 be in this part of the statute it requires an inventor to disclose all the prior art meaning all of the other patents are their publications that they’ve used to sort of get the knowledge that was the foundation for their inventing right they may have made an improvement on an old toolbox they thought about using uh you know you know airlines that are aerial compressor lines that are connected to rail whatever it is that Sean Smith had he had to disclose to the Patent Office as part of his declaration in addition to that the this part of the statute requires that the the inventors attorney if they performed a patentability search they have to disclose all of those prior art pieces and citations to the examiner this helps speed the process up and the examiners going to find these anyway and it’s your duty and obligation to disclose what’s out there which you know that exists already so this part of the that’s part of the process is usually handled under a electronic signature and so tomorrow we’re going to take a look at the actual document that Sean Smith signed and until then what I want you to do is go take a look at the USPTO website again pull up this patent if you haven’t done it already we’re we talking more about the patent documents that went into making the application okay well get started on that first project I know it’s where spring is closed and then you got your big spring projects online I’m excited to read about what you’re working on and I’ll show you what I’m working on as well take care everyone and have a great day go big go bold [Music]

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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