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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener your host of the bullet Today Show were you the inventor and entrepreneur or business owner I get your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place we’re talking about baseball this week and we’re in the middle of the week right it’s hump day I want to talk about the baseball swing apparatus we’ve been looking at the different claims and detailed figures and different laws and requirements about how those are structured I want to get right to it today and we’re talking about the specification under 35 USC Section 112 the laws say that you’ve got to be able to particularly point out and define your invention in written words okay you’ve got to explain to someone like yourself in this case if you you know someone that’s in the field of baseball and specifically training devices right what would that person need to know to build a make and use this invention right this particular one is a is a baseball swing or how to swing the bat how to train a baseball player using a device right and so this is the explanation and this invention now that it’s patented certainly met the rules under 35 USC 112 so this time I want to point out this is the this is the part of they mentioned that we’ll need to explain fully right using the figures where we talked about this last time why figures are required in the specification the inventor or the patent attorney whoever drew this pour the part of the spec up it integrates into the wording figure numbers and it’s wonderful it reads very well we can zoom in right here to that what’s called the preferred embodiment detail description and what preferred embodiment means it just means it’s the it’s the number one is but it’s the first iteration the one that the inventor is likely going to go to market with first now by no means is going to constrain the inventor right they could have lots of different versions or alternative embodiments they just need to explain at least one to the person of ordinary skill in the art in order to meet the section 112 requirements so let’s take a look at this this first paragraph you can kind of see as these words describe said vertical portion holding up the line so that it can hold the ball on the rail and as they describe you to these words you can see they say ball with the number one next to it okay and so what that does is it draws your attention to figure one and so as you read that paragraph you can have the drawing right next to it and say oh okay ball one yep that’s the right one now I understand what ball they’re talking about is attached to rail for or mean or whatever the right numeral is it’s a great way to fully define the invention along with the figure all right so you know you guys love baseball out there I think of some ways that you know as you watch a game on TV or if you have the opportunity to get out there and go to a game what are some ways you see the game being played or shown that you haven’t quite seen before right pay special attention to you know things like the gear maybe the gloves or the shoes maybe it’s the devices back in the dugout they’re anything that they’re you know the players are using or looking at or implementing into the sport that you haven’t seen before see if you can spot one of these new inventions in this game we all know and love okay everyone have a wonderful day and thank you for tuning into the bold today’s show I’m your host JD Houvener go big go bowl [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