White Papers

Bold IP encourages everyone to educate themselves on the topics of Intellectual Property Law and Business Law. Not everyone has the time to become an IP Law or Business Law expert, but with the right resources, you can easily further your understanding of the topics within our fields of practice. This is why Bold IP is now offering White Paper publications. The Bold IP White Papers are publications and documents that are made available to you, regardless if you are a client of Bold IP or not.

Feel free to view, download, and print the documents below to use and familiarize yourself with various aspects of IP Law and Business Law!


Available Bold IP White Papers:

  • IP Considerations for Inventors: Written by Maki Imakura, a Patent Attorney with Bold IP, Maki Imakura has crafted this short, concise tutorial for any inventor who needs condensed guidance on everything IP related including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. This five-page white paper covers the basics and will help jump start your creative process.

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  • Why Should You Hire A Patent Attorney?: This document is taken directly from Bold IP’s book, “Bold Ideas: An Inventor’s Guide to Patents.” Section 2 of the book breaks down the patenting process into four steps, titled, “Obtaining a Patent: The Four Basic Steps.” Step 2 of the 4 step process, also Chapter 9 of the book, walks you through the hiring of a patent attorney and why working with a registered patent attorney is vital to the process.

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  • What Is the Patent Application Process?

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  • What Is the Patent Search Process?

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  • Additional Guidance for Potential Applicants: Many inventors forget that the owe a duty to the USPTO and the public to submit, along with their patent application a complete listing of all “prior art” or knowledge they have gained from previous patents or publications. This is called the Information Disclosure Sheet (IDS) and while a bit tedious, it is wise to do. If purposefully left off – it could invalidate the entire patent – so let Bold IP Patent Attorneys guide you through this process.

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