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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener your host to the bowl today’s show for you the inventor entrepreneur or business owner get your daily dose of inspiration make the world a better place happy Monday everybody and welcome to the week thank you for being here and joining the elect group that gets to be a part of moving innovation forward I want to look back two weeks ago when we talked about the USPTO and the policy changes under the new direction of the director Andre yonkou we wrapped up that discussion it seemed so quickly and I want to make sure we get everyone’s interest in it and one make sure we get everyone’s questions answered so if you had anything still bugging you about the patent system it’s a real moral issues or high-level political issues with patenting put them in the comments below I want to answer them personally so let us all know all right so today we’re taking a look at the way to make money this week is all about making money this first section is the most predominant way and that’s through enforcing your patent rights through litigation that’s through building your business and excluding everyone else from their patent from being able to exercise your patent rights you have four main rights once you’re the patent holder that’s the ability to make use sell or import into the United States they don’t have your permission to do it they can’t and they’re infringing so without too much work you need to be able to monitor the market and not just measure who might be infringing but how many people are infringing so working with a professional that knows how to monitor the market do a landscape opinion and assert your rights on those that are infringing is paramount this is you and your business right this is you enforcing your rights and making sure you’re clearing everyone out and having that monopoly that the government owes you well they don’t well they certainly will help you enforce the patent rights they’re not going to be the police and so it is up to you to go find out who is infringing before you go send a cease-and-desist letter and go start slapping a lawsuit you want to take some time and do some things to put in place first first order of business is to do a validity opinion have a patent attorney sit down and look at your claims and make sure that if those actually were before a judge and jury they would actually stand the test of current laws it is the case that patents that have been issued in the past may no longer be valid if they try to be enforced in today’s law the second thing to do if you’ve got a valid patent is to make sure there’s actually infringement a lot of times patent holders get emotional and get upset when they see things being sold on Amazon that look awfully like their invention like their product but they may not actually be infringing that claims of the invention or for the patent attorney carefully to make sure you before you go out there and assert your rights you actually have a true infringement going on so if you’re going after making money in the patent world and you want to grow your business and enforce your patent rights that’s the number one way to make money and do it see if you’ve got questions about litigation if you have patent rights that are currently vested or you’re just curious about the patent process as a whole and you may be just getting started give us a call we love to chat with you we always offer a free 30-minute consultation so afford this to anyone else do you might be in the know might need to know some extra things about paths I’m JD Houvener your host of the bolt today’s show have a great day go big go bowl


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