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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi I’m JD Houvener the host of the bowl today’s show were you the inventor and entrepreneur get your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place okay we’re in part two of our flying animal series and today we’re talking about one of my favorite animals of all time my favorite bird this is the peregrine falcon the fastest animal on the face of the earth on the skies two fastest animal in the world bar none it can go up to speeds of 200 miles an hour this thing is it’s beautiful it’s felt and unbelievable the way that detects its prey making a mid-air interception of a bird it actually hits the bird knocks it out by pure impact coming from above the perfect Falcon makes its attack by patiently waiting flying up to high high altitudes and has an amazing vision watching other birds as they fly down at lower altitudes waits and waits and plans and then finally makes its time in full dives down at faster than terminal velocity for the bird what does that mean well it means that the birds actually makes a airfoil shape goes down into this super aerodynamic form so that it’s able to fly down faster than it would if it were just falling pretty incredible and so a speeds up to 200 miles an hour it can knocks out a bird and then is able to take on as prey so it’s a big predator and so I want you to do is your challenge for today is to make like the peregrine falcon right take some serious time and plan right be patient plan what you’re going to do for the upcoming day or upcoming week and on that day in that moment boom strike take a solid two hours and hit that project super hard all right dive take it take it to the furthest degree you need to and invest all your effort all your energy towards that one activity so we’re going to take a look today at one of the major issues with air flight and with with airplanes its bird strike and camera oftentimes talking about seagulls if they’re close to water or geese you know large animals that can collide with her planes and have major issues for landing and for small airplanes it could be even be fatal because it could hit that one engine that one propeller blade and cause the airplane to lose its airfoil and its lift and cause it to crash to the ground so this invention here is was patented in 2007 and its main technology is about a a three dimensional asmath that’s able to detect birds nearby airports and sounds an alert so it’s a unique radar that bounces off of avian Haven is the general term for any type of bird and so it does this by raising and lowering this beacon and alerts pilots alerts the air traffic control it’s a pretty neat patent so take a look at it one of the things I wanted to have you look at about this patent is the the fact that there are no definitions in the specification usually definitions are located just above the brief description of the figures now it’s not required to have a definition section but what it can do is more good than harm the major pros to having a definition sections in your spec is that it actually provides a nice basis for the examiner they’re able to say without any you know squabbling about what a word means it’s quite interesting to know that in a patent application an exam excuse me an inventor is able to define specific meanings to words outside of common I mean definitions of words they can even have words that are that have different meanings than those found in the dictionary so it’s called lexicography and the Inventure a patent attorney can be their own lexicographer when they write their patents so I know I’m talking a long time about definitions but it is important because if Hatt never goes to litigation this is what a jury or a judge would look at to see what the claim actually means and if there’s no definition section it’s going to be up to the jury to decide what that word means so if you’re being a wise inventor you’re going to want to put a definition section so that you’re sure to not have any chance all right so all being peregrine falcons out there and attacking your problems of the day think about sharing this this version of bold today’s show with anyone you might be interested in getting more information about specifications or filings and if anyone’s interested in filing a patent or getting more information about that please visit bold patents calm and feel free to visit the website and schedule a free consultation I’m your host JD Houvener of the bold today show have a good 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