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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Everyone, I’m J.D. Houvener, your host of the Bold Today’s Show. Whether you’re an inventor or entrepreneur, this is your daily inspiration to go make the world a better place. [Music]

We’re talking about step six, and step six is about the patentability of your invention, doing the research, and getting a patent search opinion on your invention. This step is one that cannot be missed. It involves the research, hard work, and diligence required to submit a high-quality patent application to the Patent Office.

A patentability search opinion will conduct a worldwide search and provide you, as the inventor, with all the information needed to understand what technology has already been published or patented before your filing. You’ll definitively know which aspects of your invention are novel, non-obvious, and have utility, ensuring that filing an application is worth the time, money, and effort.

The information provided, along with the legal recommendation and opinion, is invaluable for making informed business decisions on how and when to move forward with filing a provisional or non-provisional patent application. A patentability search, done right, delves into the nuances of your invention. However, its effectiveness is contingent on your thorough disclosure of the invention.

As part of step six, conducting a patentability search opinion is only as good as the invention is disclosed. The search itself relies on the terms, images, pictures, and prototypes provided by you, the inventor. The more complete the picture you provide to your patent attorney, the better the search they can perform.

I can’t emphasize this step enough, and we have a wealth of information on our website. Visit and explore the patentability search under pre-filing considerations. It’s crucial for you to be invested and have real skin in the game. Know that the work we’re doing is aimed at providing you with the best quality information so that you can make the best business decision moving forward with your patent application.

I’m your host J.D. Houvener of the Bold Today’s Show. It’s been my pleasure talking with you today. Go big, go bold.

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