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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi my name is JD Houvener I’m the host of the bulb today’s show were you the inventor and entrepreneur gets your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place well happy Monday everybody hope you’re excited to get the week started and what I want to talk about again is this this idea of of emphasizing your relationship right you’re all inventors you’re all working on building relationships and the best way to do that is smile right smiling do you put it from your mother you heard it from your grandmother grandfather whoever this is age-old but smiling is so powerful and I focus on doing this in the bold today show every day is my professional life but as entrepreneurs and business owners and we’re just hard-headed right we’re just type-a probably trying to get job done get the things written move on to the next task and we get so serious smiling makes a huge difference in your own bodies chemistry right you make a big difference in who you meet and how they interact and feel about you so it’s it’s a nice breath of fresh air reminder to just smile all right so your challenge today next time you’re in the in the bathroom washing your hands and you look up at the mirror don’t just found it yourself right smile and because it’s it’s going to be uplifting to your own body and to those around you when you walk out and take on the day so we’re still working on this invention right Shawn Smith out of Tulsa Oklahoma he’s taking center stage here we’re on day three talking about this we’ve got two more episodes we’re talking about this invention this is our tool box with integrated compressed air lines air tubes that come out of it alright so if you’ve been following along we just talked yesterday about the oath and Declaration and we’re going to show that to you today so remember the log we’re working on is CFR 37 CFR 1.41 B and so this statute requires the oath to be completed or the declaration and so what you see up here this is the declaration form and you can look at it right there and zoom in on it pause this video if you want to take a minute and really evaluate what’s there there’s it’s not that not that complicated though there’s two main boxes to check at the top whether it’s regarding a patent cooperation treaty or if it’s him declaring his own invention and so it’s the top box that’s checked in this case a major aspect of the Declaration that I wanted to point out with you today is that what goes along with it is is the signature at the bottom and what you might have thought when you thought signature is that it’s a handwritten signature and freeform handwriting but you can see that it’s just simply his name typed out with two slashes on either side right for two forward slashes one of the beginning and one at the end this is called an S signature and it’s the way that documents are signed now that the USPTO is finally thank goodness gone to electronic filing so it’s a much easier much more straightforward way to process the paperwork sean is able to declare this by signing it electronically and submitting it this wealth document is in lieu of and excuse me this declaration document is in lieu of an oath right oh they’re really quite rare these days in order to get an actual oath done you have to go before a notary I won’t go before you counsel it very rare and more cumbersome to do as you might know so it’s it’s much more preferred to do a declaration like this and it’s what you’ll see in 90 plus percent of the applications out there so thank you for tuning in for this version of the vault today’s show hope you all had a great time 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