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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hey everybody I’m JD Hooven or your host of the ball today’s show where you the inventor or entrepreneur gets your daily inspiration to make the world a better place we’ve been talking about every single step and what it takes to get your invention a patent this is the process and you’ve made it all the way to the end congratulations the only last step we have is to issue your patent so once you’ve gone through the steps of patentability you’ve filed your application gone through the arduous prosecution phase the Patent Office if they’re satisfied will provide you what’s called a notice of allowance and that’s a touchdown that’s when the bells and whistles the confetti pops they have said you have earned your way into getting a patent granted but we’re just telling you that it’s allowable you have now got to go through a couple more documents of course right to get your patent actually granted and issued they say look this is your last chance if you want to file any continuation or divisional applications at this point you’ve got to file them right now good because if you get your patent issued nothing else no other continuations can be filed from that so we talked yesterday about the all-important continuations continuations in part and divisional applications please work with with your patent attorney to make sure you’ve gotten everything buttoned up before you pay that issue fee once you pay that issue fee it’s just a matter of month or so before you get that beautiful certificate that ribbon copy of the patent that you’ve been waiting for all these years once the patent arrives that is your grant you have been granted 20 years from the date of filing that you are the only one allowed you have exclusive rights to making using selling or importing that invention on that claim set congratulations you made it if you guys have any questions about trying to get to this point in this moment please 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