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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi, I’m J.D. Houvener, your host of the Bold Today’s Show. I’m so glad you made it; this is where you, the inventor or entrepreneur, get your daily inspiration to make the world a better place.

Today, we’re talking about answering our frequently asked questions that get mentioned again and again. Our inventors that we talk with in our consultations have these burning questions that maybe you have or someone you might know does. So, as we listen to this series, I ask you after listening here today, I feel compelled to please forward this to someone you might know—a cousin, a nephew, a brother, uncle, father, and mother. Just let them know, “Hey, this is a great way to get your daily one or two-minute video to learn something about intellectual property and patent law today. I’d be honored if you do that.”

Today, we’re talking about the question I get asked: “Hey, how do I know that I’m actually gonna get benefit by using your company, your law firm, through Bold Patents? What do you guys do that’s different from anybody else?” With our firm, we do one-on-one consulting. This is not a big conglomerate, huge law firm that’s downtown where you gotta find parking and wait in the marble lobby, wait for paralegals and staff to kind of make sure everything’s right, and then you finally get to see the attorney for five minutes and then he or she’s out. No, if you hire our firm, you’re working one-on-one with a licensed patent attorney.

Not everybody knows this, but patent attorneys have a long pedigree, quite a few codes of credentials before they can even call themselves patent attorneys. What that means is they’ve got a Bachelor of Science degree, usually in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences. Then they have to go to law school, right? Three-plus years of law school, take and pass a State Bar, and then sit for a separate patent bar that is just as rigorous as the State Bar. Finally, they can consider themselves patent attorneys. So, those individuals that are able to sit down with you, with our team—my patent attorneys on our team—they’ve got that experience by going through school, but everyone in our team has actually gone above and beyond that. They have been in the industry and worked as engineers, scientists, formed startups, been there and done that. So, they can talk about where you’re at and where your position is in potentially starting up a new business or launching a new product.

Having that one-on-one relationship, that close network to build and help your case grow in a custom wave is one-of-a-kind. That’s one way that we are very different from any other law firm out there. I hope y’all have learned a little something here today. If you want to learn more about our firm, please go to or give us a call.

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