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What is a Patent? (Everything You Need to Know…) #patent

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What exactly is a patent? What can it do for you? What is a patent’s definition? Is your invention even eligible? Watch for everything you need to know! (FREE resources included below…) ⏬

Registered USPTO patent attorney, J.D. Houvener from Bold Patents Law Firm, explains what a patent is, why you might want one, what you need to qualify for one, and more!

Below we have provided resources and timestamps with brief explanations for each part of the "What is a Patent" video.

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

➡️ 2:12 Patent History: How did it all begin?

✔️U.S. Patent Law can be traced back to the Constitution! Patent definition!
✔️Patents are a form of quid pro quo between the government and the inventor–their protection for the sharing of your idea.

➡️4:22 Sword vs. Shield: What is a Patent For?

✔️Do you envision your patent as a tool for offense or defense?
✔️A patent’s real job is to create a protective shield behind which you can operate freely.

➡️7:46 Patentability: Does Your Invention Fit the Bill?

✔️Your invention must be novel, non-obviousness, and have utility.

➡️ 9:01 Types of Patents: Utility, Design, and Plant

✔️Utility patents protect what an invention does.
✔️Design patents protect what a product looks like.
✔️Plant patents protect unique strains of plants.

➡️ 9:40 Monetization: Do it Yourself or License Out?

✔️There are many ways to make money with your patent, but two main paths to go down.
✔️Use your new patent protection to develop and sell the product yourself, or license or sell it to someone else!
✔️If someone infringes on you, enforce your rights!

✏️ BONUS RESOURCES✏️

🔹 Check out our detailed blog article that shares "What is a Patent" in more depth: https://boldip.com/blog/what-is-a-patent/

🔹 Ready for the next step? Learn how to patent an idea! https://boldip.com/blog/how-to-patent-an-idea/

🔹 Get your FREE "Inventor’s Guide to Patents:" https://boldip.com/free

🔹 Live to your purpose! Protect and bring to market your visionary idea by booking your free consultation! https://boldip.com/contact

🔹 FREE Facebook live every Thursday at 9AM PST! Ask a registered USPTO patent attorney anything! Just go to our Facebook page at 9AM PST on Thursday. https://www.facebook.com/boldpatents/

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