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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

All right so you’ve got that awesome idea now what do you do you got to get a patent of course so in order to protect that idea and make sure that you’re the only one that’s able to make it use it and sell it the us patent system has said yes we will give you 20 years of monopoly and be the only player in the market if you file first so don’t wait whoever it doesn’t matter who invents it first it matters who files it first work with the patent attorney get the research done application written properly to get it done right now don’t do it yourself i know there’s lots of inventors out there a lot of tools that you can do that and yes it’s possible but do you really want to spend your time learning a new area of law getting mired in the legalese and the details no you should actually spend your time wisely and innovate work on moving your technology forward and growing your team to make a real impact in the market secondly investors love patents right they know that it’s a tangible asset an intellectual property asset on the books that they can count on and invest in so that they can trust your company even before it’s revenue generating last not least it’s your customers right even if they’re still beta or testing your product they know that you’re the only player in the market the only one that can solve the problem that they have right now so in order to have a differentiation patents is one of the major ways you can treat and impress your customers so move forward file your patent first and protect and move your vision idea to market

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