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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

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




Alright, I’m going through all the steps needed on how to write and file your patent application, and it’s my pleasure to walk you through the details and how we actually conduct business for our clients. Want to open up the books, show you what we do, so you already understand the work that goes behind writing the detailed descriptions of what goes into a provisional patent application.

So here we are, we’re in step 6 today, this is the detailed description. This is where the fun happens, right? This is the biggest, most intense part of the written description. You should spend probably half or more of the time total just on this one step. So, crack your knuckles, roll your sleeves, get a nice hot cup of coffee, this is gonna be a doozy. You’ve got to really explore all possible versions and incorporate that into the one preferred embodiment. Go crazy. This is where you identify your—I’m calling—Cadillac version of your invention. This is where you want to talk about that version that you’re excited about, the one that’s gonna hit the market, be on the store shelves, sell online, whatever it is that you think you want to be on stage talking about, pitching, the one you just can’t wait to share with your neighbor, your best friend, your wife or spouse. It’s exciting, so it shouldn’t be hard to get that spark going, but I want to make sure you get all the key points, okay?

So, when you’re doing this, when you’re writing your description, make sure to think about the discrete steps. Don’t skip anything, right? Imagine that you’re trying to explain this to someone who is actually blind, no joke. Explaining your physical or composition of matter or even process invention to someone who hasn’t been able to see the world. Talk about how each shape is moving, how each shape is connected to the next, what dynamic nature it has, how does it relate to the next linkage, what color, what adaptation, surface friction level, what does the rotation look like, is it removable? Every little potential nuance needs to be described. There’s no limit in how boring and mundane and detailed you’ll actually be able to describe this in. Well, it might start out being fun, you’ll have to work really hard at getting all these nuanced details in there. So, I’ve laid out some of those descriptive scriptions for you, but I can’t provide a template because there’s just nobody else out there that knows your invention as well as you do.

So, get to it, start working. Again, if you have questions, we’re here to help. Please visit our website at We’ve got a ton of good information on there. We’re always there to help, just pick up the phone.

I’m J.D. Houvener, your host 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