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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everybody I’m JD Houvener your host to the bold Today Show where you get the the knowledge the daily inspiration about how you can go make the world a better place [Music]

what you’re talking about frequently asked questions and I encourage you please comment below if you’ve got any burning questions that we haven’t talked about that you’ve thought about it may be that you can’t explain to your significant other or to a friend of yours that’s asking you you know why are you interested in patents and you can’t quite explain what it is that you’re going for ask that below I mean this is it this is a close-knit community I want to get those questions answered so today we’re going to touch on just one big question what qualifies as a patentable invention right what’s eligible and so under 35 USC Section 101 that is what governs that is a statute that governs patent eligibility right what fits in to the process and so there are four major types of inventions there are recalled machines or devices and it’s probably what you’ve thought of in terms of what a patent is you know these are things you can touch and feel these are gadgets these are physical devices that perform functions and so those are sort of the no-brainer yes those are eligible to be handin the second major type is called a process a process is what a lot of the software and computer implemented inventions these days are covered under it’s a method or process meaning there are certain steps that are taken in a specific order and as long as those are followed a function writing a novel function is performed that is never been done before and provides the benefit to the user or any of those that are involved in that chain the next is called a composition of matter and it’s a long phrase I know but what you can think of is right atoms coming together chemicals coming together and that’s where it is right most pharmaceuticals and any types of mixtures of metals or different elements will be under this category called composition of matter the last one is called a system which is also called a assembling and a manufacture so when you have different parts right physical components that are basically I’ve already been done before these are these are features that by themselves aren’t a novel and have already been done before but when taken together right this assembly that is been put together and become unique right it’s functional output is novel that’s when you have this last type of invention witness is an assembly so if you have any questions about whether your invention qualifies and you wanna get more information about that please visit our website at bold patents comm or give us a call at

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