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J.D. Houvener

J.D. Houvener

CEO, Bold Patents Law Firm
  • Patents, Intellectual Property, Trademarks ...
  • Washington
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About the attorney:

J.D.’s passion for business and technology started well before he began his legal career. J.D. worked as an engineer at Boeing for nearly 10 years. J.D. spent his time at Boeing in payloads design, regulatory compliance, systems integration and project management on the new 787 airplane. J.D. brings this experience earned at the cutting edge of technology to his clients by recognizing the complexities and subtleties of the problems being solved today. Academically, J.D. has earned a law degree and an MBA from Seattle University.

Seattle University
J.D. (2014) | Intellectual Property
Activities: IP Society - Secretary
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Seattle University
MBA (2010) | Entreprenuership & Business Finance
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University of Washington
B.S. (2007) | Industrial & Systems Engineering
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Professional Experience
Systems Engineer
Design, Integration and Certification of Commercial Jet Liners.
Speaking Engagements
Legal Workshop for Small Businesses, Legal Workshop for Small Businesses, Townsquared, Seattle, WA
IP experts cover what you should know about: - Legal contracts - Opening additional locations - Management issues - Employee disputes - Agency audits and investigations - Intellectual Property issues – copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets
Registered Patent Attorney; #72087
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License; #48930
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Professional Associations
Washington State Bar Association  # 48159
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King County Bar Association
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Snohomish County Bar Association
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Federal Circuit
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Practice Areas
Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
Intellectual Property
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Area
  • Trade Secrets
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Based on the "All Elements Rule" How do I draft an independent claim to prevent designing around my patent?
A: There are a lot of things you may not be considering here. Have you done a prior art search? Is your specification enabling? Claim drafting is a true art - akin to a Dentist filling a cavity, a Doctor casting a broken bone, a CPA filling out a detailed depreciation schedule.

Hire a patent attorney! :)
Q. Is it possible to get a patent on an anti-gravity propulsion device without the United States government taking it away?
A: Yes it is possible! The government (I believe it is the DoD) would screen the application (as they do all applications) for any technology that could threaten security/safety of the public. Given your brief description, it doesn't seem to fall into that category. That said, even if there were a restriction on filing, it by no means would prevent you from getting a patent on it...and likely profiting from its sale/license to the government! Cheers!

J.D. Houvener

Founder, Bold IP

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Q. Can I file a US Patent for a product being sold in a foreign country?
A: Yes, you may! As long as you are the inventor and the product has only been sold to the public for less than one year. The public sale will likely preclude you from having protection in some countries outside the US, as many European countries are what's called "absolute novelty" countries, where they require that the invention never have been disclosed to the public.

There will be many things to consider as you move down the path of filing. I heartily recommend you seek the counsel of a Registered Patent Attorney.
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