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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Everybody, I’m J.D. Houvener, your host of the Bold Today Show, where you, the inventor, entrepreneur, or business owner, get your daily inspiration to make the world a better place.

Alright, we’re doing another 13-step session. This is step two on how to patent your invention, right? How to move and get it filed, the actual steps involved. So yesterday, we talked about step one, which was understanding the criteria, what’s category and putting a title on your invention.

Step number two today is all about the general description. This is the first real step into writing down what your invention is. This should be easy; this shouldn’t be daunting at all. And as you may have seen in the description here, I’ve given you some tips to sort of break through that writer’s block. I’ve provided you some templates. So once you’ve decided which category inventions in, whether it’s a machine, manufacturer, the composition of matter, or a process, I provided for you a template paragraph to work through. Start thinking about how to describe your invention properly so you’re really making sure you’re getting everything out there.

Think of this really as the best way, like a pitch, like you’re up there, you’ve got a two, three, maybe a five-minute max presentation to someone that you want to try to get the general vibe of what your invention is about. Not that anybody details, but just about getting that, you know, conveying the big selling points, you know, the fun, sexy, interesting points about your invention so their ears are perked up and ready for more. That’s what you have to focus on here. That’s it. So don’t overthink this section, just start writing, use those templates, and I look forward to seeing you here tomorrow to talk about step 3. I’m your host J.D. Houvener of the Bold Today Show. 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