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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener and welcome to the bold Today Show were you the inventor and entrepreneur business owner because your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place we’re here in the last part of our five-part series on space and space technology and happy Friday everybody this is one of my favorite subjects if you couldn’t tell I love talking about that and all the different you know great things that are happening and moving us forward adventuring into the unknown this day I want you to given you a challenge right we’ve been talking all week about NASA and their website they’ve put up for the all their public domain patents and non patents all their technology they’re pushing out to the public saying please take this innovate gold run with it this URL right here shown below technologies NASA govt forward slash public domain it’s a real nice search engine you can just plug in whatever you’re working on and see if there’s some patented technology that you can just take right they’ve given it a full license to the public it’s an unbelievable resource I want you to go check it out put in the comments below what you’re going to work on how you think this is going to change your technology how you think you’re gonna be able to run with this some of the publications that we have below and implement that right into your business today I want to talk about claim language we talked about the the preamble and talking about how some language in patent claims as in this rocket engine patent here seven million nine hundred thousand four hundred thirty six this one issued in 2011 we like to claim one yesterday and we looked in the preamble and the first line after the preamble we’ve learned about how add an antecedent basis is important to making sure you have definis t in your claim language claim 14 at the same patent goes after a different style and under 35 USC 112 F they use what’s called a means for function claiming and it’s a very fascinating type of claim language only about five to ten percent of patents go for this type of claim language and because you’ve got a structure the specification the written description of the invention in just the right way and you can see I’ll do my best o to read it off for you you can read it for yourself this says a a first turbocharger with means for pumping fuel ok I might have goofed up the words a little bit but you can read how it says means for pumping right means for getting fuel into the turbocharger this type of language we need whatever you say means for it in that language itself if you as you read it you’re actually not able to be all that clear about what it is they’re using you know they’ve it provided this language but they haven’t ly defined what sort of structure they’re using how is this actually going to do it what are the means they’re gonna actually use to perform this pumping mechanism and so in the spec they actually have to provide at least two two different types of structures that could be used interchangeably to perform this novel function and it’s by putting means for your in a way sort of claiming multiple types of structure different types of methods that can be used so it’s a nice way to broaden the claims but again it’s it’s so rare to get issue that many many patent attorneys and inventors just venture out and try to decide not to do it but here that the inventor was able to get it done so patent claiming contribute ents and difficult to navigate through as well so if you have questions about patent claiming or patents in general please get ahold of us our information is below at the end of this presentation the end of the show you’ll see our contact information therefore for you to book your free 30-minute consultation it’s been my pleasure to talk with you about space this week and hope you all have a wonderful weekend I’m your host JD Houvener the bold Today Show go big go bold [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