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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener the host of the bone today’s show we’re Hugh the inventor entrepreneur or business owner which our daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place we’re on day two of talking about space that’s outer space for any of the know some of you might not have thought about that right away this is the technology and innovations that you might be working on to help get us to the limits of space right this this boundary this place we can’t see when we’re walking around the earth there’s an amazing abundance of knowledge out there whether it be through planets through different types of asteroids colonies we’re trying to figure out what’s out there and we’re just scratching the surface so it’s a really exciting place to study it’s one of the passions I have a most interesting subject matter that I can think of so your challenge today is to share with the world share with everybody everyone you know below about what inspires you about space what might scare you about space what is it that thinks that gets you thrilled about building technology that will impact the world today we’re still looking at NASA and their public domain website this is this is found at technology forward slash public domain and when we looking at this patent we found I found a yesterday I talked about the initial technology which is a rocket engine and this rocket engine is it’s a turbocharger and it’s it does what it does based on condensing and expanding in the heat exchanger an environment and we’re not going to look at the the claims today we’re gonna look at that tomorrow and the next day today we’re just gonna look at the cover page it’s important they’re able to look at publish patents so that you can learn to read them understand what’s behind them so you can build on that technology this first cover page explains really basic things like what is the date of patenting right and so you can see right in the upper right-hand corner March 8 2011 that was a date to patent gut what’s the issuance mean well that’s when it became enforceable so should you know if NASA was going to try to enforce their patents and prevent someone or an entity from making using selling or importing a rocket engine like this into their commerce and into the world they could and they could do it beginning March 8 2011 any time before that it still was pending and that the rights hadn’t actually issued so that first day they’re finally able to exclude anyone else for making using selling or importing into the u.s. another key date you’ll see off to the left a little bit is a much earlier date this is the the filing date and when they first filed the application it was way back in 2010 excuse me 2007 you’ll see that so it’s like it’s a huge gap I mean you can count it count the number of years we’re talking almost six years in pendency because of that there was some delay caused by just arguing back and forth right that’s called prosecution when the inventor and the examiner sort of have to come to terms unto what scope of rights are going to be issued under the claim set but there’s also some delay that’s caused by the Patent Office itself and the government sometimes sits on their laurels and they just got too busy to evaluate this patent so any time period that the patent sits on the desk of an examiner that actually will be granted back to the to the rights holder so you can see just above the the filing date is a discussion about how 899 days will be given back to the inventor on top of that filing date so normally an inventor would get 20 years of exclusionary privileges from the 2007 filing date well an additional 899 days we’re going to be added to that so they’re actually going to get twenty years beyond plus 899 days anyway so hope this tidbit of patent knowledge helped you out and inspired you to build or read patent documents with some gusto right be able to actually just see what they’re talking about understand what some of the terms mean it’s an important about how you innovate in your technology area and move forward so thank you for tuning in for this version of bold today’s show hope you’ll have a wonderful day bye bye [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