BOLD Blog

Here at Bold Patents, our attorneys are inspired by our inventors, the law, and technology. Often times, we find ourselves wanting to share with the world an important update on any one of those topics (or all three for that matter) and it is here that we share our take on recent happenings in Patent law and the marketplace as a whole for our clients and the technologies that bring us closer together.

Meditation Therapies for Law – Useful or Not?

By JD Houvener | July 13, 2018

The activities of a lawyer are from being a cakewalk. The physical and mental exertion that lawyers undergo on a daily basis is nothing but commendable. Although it counts as a sedentary job, the pressure on the mind of a lawyer sometimes gets too much to handle. Which is why it is recommended for a …

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Use of AI in legal courts – Boon or Bane?

By JD Houvener | July 10, 2018

Artificial Intelligence is all over the place. 70% of companies all over the world use AI and talks are going on about including them in legal proceedings in courtrooms as well. However, like there are pros and cons to every situation, there are advantages and disadvantages to this move as well. Read on to know …

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How Bold Attorneys Go with Promoting Their Brand on Social Media!

By Ryan Flaherty | July 5, 2018

Attorneys are mostly self-employed. Which is why they need to grow and develop their brand by themselves in order to ensure a good exposure and land better clients. Currently, social media happens to be the gold mine for growing business and developing brands, and a lawyer can use it too. However, as a lawyer, make …

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A Look Back at Our First 100 Episodes: Creating The Bold Today Show

By JD Houvener | June 27, 2018

Wow… 100 Episodes Already? It’s hard to believe that I’ve written custom scripts for and shot over 100 episodes for our daily Bold Today Show production. Writing the patent law-related content, and presenting it in a very easily consumable way has been challenging and so rewarding for me as an Attorney and Managing Partner here …

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Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things Act

By JD Houvener | June 19, 2018

Published with permission from Tools for Transparency, LLC – original post here: https://www.toolsfortransparency.com/2018/02/21/s88-developing-innovation-and-growing-the-internet-of-things-act/ Senate Bill 88 S88: Requires the Secretary of the Dept. of Commerce to form a working group of federal stakeholders to report on regulations that may influence the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). Congress estimates that by 2020 nearly 50,000,000,000 …

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How Do You Deposit checks? Trouble for Wells Fargo

By JD Houvener | June 13, 2018

A recent case (United Services Automobile Association v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.) where USAA (United States Automobile Association) is suing Wells Fargo for unauthorized use of their patented mobile-deposit technology has me thinking more about this technology and who else might be on USAA’s cross-hairs next. As many of you know, patent infringement occurs when …

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Cease & Desist! Get Serious About Patent Infringement

By JD Houvener | June 12, 2018

A Cease and Desist letter or a Patent Notice letter can take on many different forms. These letters are written by an attorney on behalf of a party who owns the patent. The letters are sent to alleged infringers of the patent. Patent attorneys are trained to write these patent infringement letters for their clients.  …

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Can You Patent an Idea

By Chris Mayle | May 23, 2018
patent an idea

People come up with a dozen ideas a day, some ideas are really good and some of them turn out to be really bad, but the question is can you patent an idea. The quick and simple answer is no, but there is a lot of explanation and reason of why you simply cannot patent an idea. A patent is …

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Utility Patent vs. Design Patent: Everything You Need to Know

By Derek Clements | May 16, 2018
utility patent vs design patent

Many companies and inventors seeking patent protection often wonder what type of patent to file for. There are two main types of patents granted by the U.S. Patent Office: design patents and utility patents. Determining which type of patent to file for is one of the most crucial decisions for an inventor in receiving adequate protection …

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Patent Theft: Types of Patent Infringement in the United States

By James Bunts | May 10, 2018

Market Monitoring: Watching for Infringers After getting a patent granted from the government, the next step is enforcing the patent for its active lifetime of 20 years from the filing date (15 years from date of issue for design patents). Generally, it’s not a question of whether a patent is being infringed; it’s a question …

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