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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

J.D.: Well, Katie Meite, welcome to our Bold Inventor Stories program. Thank you for being interviewed here. I wanted to start with a little bit about you and hear about your background. If you’d share it with us, where did you grow up, and where are you now?

Katie: Okay, thanks for having me. So, I grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My family’s originally from Arby Los and moved here a little over a point well right before I was born. I grew up in West Philadelphia, then I went to school in Westchester, so I graduated a year ago from now. Actually, today is the 15th; I graduated a year ago today, basically May 15th.

J.D: Oh my gosh, cool.

Katie: And now I’m actually back in West Philadelphia. I chose to move to University City because I like very walkable areas, and I’m very familiar with it, so that’s where I am now.

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