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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone, I’m J.D. Houvener, and welcome to the Bold Today Show, where you, the adventurer, entrepreneur, and business owner, get your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place. This week, we’re going to talk about your dreams – make them big. In today’s lesson, your challenge is to write down as clearly as you can what your goal is. Keep in mind that you’ve got to be clear about your goal. Don’t just write about some pie-in-the-sky twenty-million-dollar-a-year salary or bonus. It’s gotta be clear.

Think of one of my mentors, author Napoleon Hill, who studied many successful folks in the 20th century. In his book, “Think and Grow Rich,” he emphasized the concept of definite purpose. That’s your challenge today – to write down in as much detail as you can what your goal is. Describe all the different features, the granular details, and take ten to fifteen minutes to write it out.

Today, we’re going to talk about chasing your dreams and reaching the goal in the patent world – that’s monetization, baby, making money. In this five-part series, we’re going to talk about how you make money in the patent world. This first lesson is about the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). PTAB is one way that an examiner can get overruled by an appeal from an inventor represented by an attorney. It’s also the forum where a patent holder will be up against the defense in trying to uphold their patent as valid against the current laws.

The PTAB, created by the American Invents Act in 2011, allows this administrative body to have judicial authority over patent documents. They arbitrate over four main areas: appeals, trial, covered business methods, and derivation proceedings.

If you’re at third and you’ve got a big dream and you’re interested in getting into the patent world, know that if you’ve got any questions at all, get ahold of Bold Patents. We’ll be able to address all these questions you have in a free 30-minute consultation. If you enjoyed this video, like it, share it on your social media platforms. We’d be happy to hear from you – comment below. Have a wonderful day, everyone. Go big, go bold!

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