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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener the host of the ball today’s show are you the inventor entrepreneur and business owner get your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place all right we’re in the middle of the week and we’re we’re talking about space this week outer space and the different technologies that are included in that to help us get to planets and to the moon and to the resources that are just curious and spark all that imagination what I want to do is challenge you today and think about your industry okay your product that you’re working on your innovation that that next project you’re dealing with how is it related to space all right and you might not think about how if at all it is related I want you to think hard think about how you use communications in your business rely on satellites rely on information about the weather okay these are different ways that space and through satellites and different orbiting methods can actually impact the way you do business so take 10 minutes today and think about what major impacts you might see coming down the pipeline through space innovations that are going to help or hurt your technology all right we’re still talking about this new data base that we found it’s called the NASA public domain website and the URL is listed right here is as Technology NASA govt for slash public domain and I mean I encourage you to take a look at this if anybody’s innovating in the technology space that nASA has provided it’s a great foundation to start they’re giving away their technology that otherwise could have been protected yeah so they’re just doing a good to the world it’s a very interesting concept I love it I think it’s something innovators would be would be hurting to miss out on we’re still looking at this one patent that I found a couple days ago and this is about a rocket system a rocket engine combustion system and it’s um the focus today is going to be looking at the drawings 37 CFR 1.84 this is the requirement to have drawings okay in a patent system but what’s not required is to do what this did writin the patent we found for this rocket system patent seven million nine hundred thousand four hundred thirty six which was issued in 2011 surprisingly features a prior art drawing so figure one and we’re going to show it up on the screen here figure one shuts in parentheses prior art and what prior art means is it’s not something that this inventor is claiming they’re saying look this technology already exists and they’re drawing out their full figure demonstrating what the current state of the art is in this rocket system technology they’re showing what what they’re building on kind of giving a bit of a credit to the people the shoulders that they’re standing on well this is certainly not common it can be done I just wanted to show you this and kind of help people understand if they were looking through this patent document that this figure one is by no means anything that this inventor or this patent has a claim to they’re distinctly saying what they are not claiming and what’s already out there it’s a unique thing to do I think it’s rather rare one more common Avenue is to go just to write out the figures and the claims that you are claiming invention to you don’t really want to let the examiner in on the prior art right because they may have their own interpretation with the prior art is the more information you give them about prior art and struck them that way but the potential is for them to actually expand what really is in the prior art and have it bleed into what you’re trying to claim so bottom line patent drawings are fairly specific and it comes down to even the phrasing to use as you describe those drawings so if you’re inventing out there if you know anybody else that’s inventing and could use some extra tips or has have some questions you need to answer give us a call our firm is always offering a 30 minute free consultation we believe strongly and educating the community out there like you that are making a big difference in the world so I hope you all had a wonderful time listening to this session and please share on social media give us feedback thumbs up and like it if you do otherwise just share your comments we’re always looking for improve I’m your host JD Houvener the ball Today Show have a wonderful day

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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