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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

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

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Alright, we’re here in our big long series talking about how to write and file a patent application. This is step number three, and we’ve talked a couple of times before this week about how to get the title and the category of your invention set up and to begin writing that description, which is the written description of your invention. It’ll be the heart of the provisional patent application that you’re working on.

So, step three is working on the market need, describing in your written description why there’s a need for your invention, laying out at least initially what the problems are, and how your invention is going to solve them. That’s it, that’s really what the key part of this is about. Again, it’s a little bit, one or two paragraphs, don’t go more than about 250 words. I like to break down these small chunks so that it’s very doable for you. And so, I’ve laid out again a nice little template language for you. If you’re kind of stuck, you don’t matter to get it down on paper of some words to start with, you know it would be desirable to have X. It’s achievable to do that currently using A, B, and C, but it’s really lacking in D and F. You look, sure, be nice to have something in the industry that could tackle all of these issues, such as this invention. That’s really the whole substance and the candor you should take when you write this part of the application. It’s going to set up what’s going to come later as you’re more specific, just detailed descriptions about how your invention is different from the prior art.

I’m your host J.D. Houvener of the Bold Today Show. Thanks for joining, have a great day everybody. 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