Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi I’m JD Houvener your host of the bold Today Show review the inventor entrepreneur or business owner get your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place welcome I’m so glad you made it this is the launch of our email campaign and I’m hoping that this found you in your email inbox if so Congrats it’s awesome you’re part of the very first crew this is hundreds of people getting this email now soon will be thousands right the idea here is to make sure that you get your daily you know thought get your daily motivation that one step closer to your invention hit in the market and so we’re here to help you daily show up and think about what you can do to challenge yourself to make yourself even better every day and pick up a new tidbit about patent law along the way so this week I’m talking about the USPTO and that’s the United States Patent and Trademark Office and we’re talking a lot about policy right where is it where is the USPTO going and what are some of the projects so that’s got in work so again it’s part of a five-part series this week we’re talking all about this to make sure we hit all the different major parts about what’s moving on with the USPTO so this week we’re going to talk about the new USPTO director as we talked about in previous sessions the interim director is now no longer and the new director is Andre Young COO Andre Janka comes for the private sector as a patent attorney as a actually has worked both as a patent prosecutor which was a fancy word for helping inventors get their patents and that’s a lot of what we do here at bold pads and Andre also worked at the litigation site so he’s got experience about litigating in court and arbitration and before the patent trial appeal board with his firm so he’s got a really firm understanding of industry knowledge he’s not just an academic and you know me included a lot of other folks in the community are very excited about the positive movements that he is hopefully gonna have an influence on at the USPTO on April 12th just a couple weeks ago he spoke to a large audience about what the vision is for the USPTO and it was so excited to hear that top of his list is patent eligibility and we talked about this last week with our patent software patent eligibility issues and lows and some of the recent wins for patent holders but this has been a long time coming where it’s been court case after court case and this is great news that actually he’s got the power to potentially lobby Congress to lay out a new set of statutory provisions that will help make everyone’s job easier the examiner’s inventors and attorneys to really once and for all understand what it means to be patent eligible especially when it comes to computer implemented inventions so that’s a welcome news so glad that he was able to share that with with us so the policy first on the agenda is getting patent eligibility done the second thing he talked about was making sure that the examiners knew through their administration what was coming down the pike so it’s not just what’s the law what’s the changes but making sure that all of their examiner’s and there’s a lot of them are each educated on this process so that it’s predictable and to inventors and with their advocates patent attorneys can help be more predictive and can understand better their investments they’re making into these technologies to make sure they’re gonna be able to get what they have been promised by the Patent Office so if you picked up any good tidbits today I encourage you to please forward this email on anyone you might know that can pick up an extra tidbit about the USPTO policies coming down and get a little insight as to what’s coming on this week I’m your host JD Houvener of the bullet Today Show it’s been my pleasure being with you here this morning have a great day go big go bold

[Music] at bold IP dot-com

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