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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder


Everybody my name is JB hoof and I’m so glad you made it here this is our awesome blog which is all about how to write a patent application we’re giving away the secrets right some of the golden keys that are gonna help you take your first steps and actually perform the work that we do so we’re gonna go through it and all the detail in this section here this is just the first step step 1 okay don’t get too intense this is the category and title that’s it nothing too tricky the category where as a patent category think about your invention your product your system your method we’ve got to try to put in the right bucket there are four major types of patent types that are eligible under Section 101 of the patent code the first one is a device alright device also called a machine this is probably what you mention is if it’s a product right a single product that’s made of marks of multiple pieces that moves and has some functionality this is where you would want to categorize your invention if it’s smooth it’s tangible something you can touch and feel that’s the first type second type okay this is called a manufacturer and the reason why they’re different is because this is the result of some artificial or man-made manufacturing so it’s not the actual movable parts and machines that’s category one kevro two is the result of that manufacturing so think about you know silicon chips think about actual batteries know the end result of that manufacturing they put together multiple multiple material and had to go through a molding or a forming or some sort of a chamfer fill it the machining type step and it’s the end result that is actually providing the functionality that you’re looking for um another good example is an airplane propeller because of the way it’s shaped it provides an airfoil and it has that functionality of getting additional propels proponent going forward that’s type 2 type number three is called the composition of matter this is quite different this is still something tangible but is a product that is a combination of whether it’s liquids gases it can even be powder and solids so when more than one element comes together and forms an amalgam right some sort of a mixture that’s when you have a composition of matter claim the big breadwinners here are pharmaceuticals and also different types of metallurgy okay the last type type number four is process process patents are those that make up the broad majority of all software and business method patents so if that’s what your invention entails it’s gonna like the end of being category four so pick the category take your time make sure you get it right the next step is gonna be just putting a title it’s important to have a title right you’re going up and down an elevator meet somebody and want to introduce you at least a high level of your invention you got a little spit it out quickly so we force you to do that I want you to do in less than 50 characters the usually means seven maybe eight words if they’re short so keep it brief and make sure you hit the high points and get your invention discuss in your title thank you for looking into the section one of a 13-part step process on how to get your application file I’m JD Hoover your host of the bold today show go big go bowl

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