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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener the host of the bolt today’s show were you the inventor from the entrepreneur gets your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place happy Monday and welcome to a new five-part series this is the first day we’re talking about flying animals this all five days were to talk about all the different flying animals that I found and researched and that I think you’ll enjoy today we’re going to talk about the first flying animal and this is this was inspired by my drive into work just last week my wife and I carpool together and so we took this image right here trust me I did not take it while I was driving but my wife did we looked up and we’re its amazed just in awe at this sight of these ducks we think they were ducks I’m a big geese that we’re flying North may be due to the night in the warming temperatures you know springs on the way the formation I mean this beautiful arrow there were sets of arrows and this v-formation I think you can see it right here it’s amazing how they’re working together as a team to make such a long flight and you know they’re all relying on one another so it inspired me to kind of think about working together with my wife better and so that’s your challenge today is a look around your organization you know look up the chain look down even look at your family and think about what’s one way that we can work better together all right what’s the way you can pitch in and maybe take the lead and then share that relationship and let someone else take lead for a while and so you all can kind of take a take a shot at working together as a better organization all right so today we’re going to take a look at a duck patent ok now I had to dig hard for this one it was pet issued in 1957 and I know we were just talking about the beautiful date nature of the duck this is a duck decoy alright so this is probably used for duck hunting and this decoy is a patent was issued as a utility patent and it was its main functionality so that could move right it would simulate a real duck and hopefully attract other ducks so the not-so-smart ducks would come in and land next to this decoy and you know the hunter is able to fire away at the duck that comes next to the duck the d-type so I want to focus on on the drawings here today from the patent law point of view and under 30 7 CFR 1.53 B it is required to show drawings whenever you make reference to drawings in the specification and so a really cool image here figure 1 you’ll see there’s a picture on the left which is the duck decoy the patent invention from the top view and the image to the right is this complex looking gadget mechanics are there you see the propeller coming out the back cogs and wheels it’s hard to tell what this is at first glance if you don’t really know what you’re looking for and so I want you to look at the vertical line cutting through on the left side you can see the number 2 with the arrow is going to the left pointing to a line on that image of the duck from the top that’s the point where it’s going to be a cut in view drawing and so that’s exactly what the image on the right is that the figure isn’t cut for you so that you can see what’s inside of the duck and you can see how the how the gears turn how the mechanics are working where the batteries connected and that’s it’s it’s actually required as I said in order to show those different components because they are being claimed under this invention so whether we’re inventing new types of ducks come up with different innovations it were part of a team and you know no inventor has done it alone no entrepreneur has made it big on their own you’ve got to work together and so please share this video with someone that could use a little spray ssin in that regard and learn a little bit about patent drawings as well thanks for tuning in to the bold today’s show hope you all have a wonderful day go big go bold

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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