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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi I’m JD Houvener and welcome to the bold today’s show were you the inventor and entrepreneur gets your daily dose of inspiration to help you make the world a better place well today is Tuesday and I took a tip from yesterday from big fake President Lincoln – we’re a little tired today so hopefully you have taken a tip as well anyway it’s not just any old regular Tuesday today it’s Fat Tuesday otherwise known as Mardi Gras all right party on right well why are we partying well we’re not going to go into a big history lesson today but it’s a day of celebration because tomorrow for many Christians the Lenten season takes place or quite a bit of fasting right not eating takes place so today as a day for eating so today’s challenge for you is to eat I’m not just anything eat something you’ve never eaten before okay for something that might be hard so we’re gonna allow you to combine some food so you’ve never combined before so do that and report back and put in the comments I want to see what you guys are eating out there today’s inventions story that today is about Mardi Gras okay but wait not the part of your celebration it’s actually about a patent that was issued named Mardi Gras it was a name of a plant and you can see from the image right here this is a flower and named the Mardi Gras but this is part of a plant patent a distinct type of patent not a utility not a design but a plant that you can get this protected under USPTO laws then we have to do that though is different you’ve got to actually submit a specimen to the USPTO and that’s why among other things you can’t necessarily patent marijuana strains because it’s still federally controlled you can’t just send marijuana across state lines we’re talking today about getting these you know celebrations out having some fun having a good Mardi Gras so if you’re gonna go celebrate with someone else give them this version of today of the bowl today’s show and give them a listen and be fun to share your experience thank you for listening and have a great day today go big go bowl

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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