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How to Patent an App (Plus What to Know BEFORE You Get Started)

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Have you ever wondered how to get a patent for an app? Do you have an industry-changing idea? How do you even get started with patenting? Check out this video to find out! (FREE resources included below…) ⏬

Registered USPTO patent attorney, J.D. Houvener from Bold Patents Law Firm, explores how to patent an app.

Below we have provided resources and timestamps with brief explanations for each aspect of this subject.

Quickly find what you are looking for by clicking on the timestamps below.

➡️0:55 Software Inventorship and Ownership

✔️There are important questions to ask to make sure your invention is fully yours.
✔️Do you work for a company that could claim ownership?
✔️Are there any co-inventors?

➡️1:47 Researching Other Apps

✔️Before hiring an attorney, you’ll want to be sure your app is really new.
✔️This requires an extensive search!

➡️2:14 Finding a Software-Knowledgeable Attorney

✔️Having an attorney experienced in software patenting can be key.

➡️ 2:45 Software App Invention Disclosure

✔️Your attorney must know the full scope of your invention.

➡️3:24 Professional Software Patent Search

✔️Now it’s your attorney’s turn to do a search.
✔️This is a crucial step, it can save you from losing a lot of money.

➡️3:48 Provisional or Non-Provisional Application

✔️You may want to consider a provisional application first to secure the all-important filing date.

➡️4:20 Filing With the USPTO

✔️It’s finally time to submit your application!


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