Course Catalog

Patent Law Fundamentals Online Short Course

This seminar is intended as an introductory primer in US patent law for scientists, engineers, and managers involved in business and technology. The seminar covers the fundamentals of how to identify and document an invention, search for patents related to the invention, and apply for a patent application.

Attendees will become familiar with the types of patent applications, patentability requirements, the parts of a patent application, and the prosecution process for getting a patent application allowed before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Course Details

Key Topics

  • Introduction to patent law
  • Inventorship basics
  • Invention documentation
  • Types of patents
  • Fundamental patent searching
  • Patentability requirements
  • US patent application filing formalities
  • Parts of a patent application
  • How to read a patent
  • Patent application preparation
  • Patent prosecution

Information

This seminar is intended as an introductory primer in US patent law for scientists, engineers, and managers involved in business and technology. The seminar covers the fundamentals of how to identify and document an invention, search for patents related to the invention, apply for a patent application, and prosecute a patent application. The seminar will also cover the Americas Invents Act of 2011 and in particular the change and impact of moving from a first to invent system to a first to file system, and the new post-grant opposition process being implemented.

Attendees will become familiar with the types of patent applications, patentability requirements, the parts of a patent application, and the prosecution process for getting a patent application allowed before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Who Should Attend

Scientists, engineers, and managers involved in business and technology needing an intensive introduction or review of intellectual property law with a particular emphasis on patent law.
No prior knowledge of intellectual property is required.

Benefits

  • Understand the basics of US patent law and different types of patents
  • Learn how inventorship is determined in the US
  • Understand how to document an invention
  • Learn how to search public databases for prior art patents
  • Understand the requirements for patentability in the US
  • Learn the parts of a patent application, and how to properly interpret them
  • Learn the patent preparation process and how to assist in preparing a patent application
  • Learn the patent prosecution process and how to assist in prosecuting an application
  • Understand the formalities associate with patent application filing
  • Understand the changes in U.S. patent laws and practical implications due to the enactment of the Americas Invents Act of 2011

Course Locations

Date

December 5 - 12, 2014

This course will meet online for 2 sessions from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET on the following dates:
December 5
December 12
Attendance at scheduled class times is NOT required. Registered participants can attend the course by viewing session recordings.

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Venue

Online

Each person attending must register individually for this course

The course fee includes a electronic access to the course materials.

4 for 3! Register 4 people for 1 course, 1 person for 4 courses, or any combination in between, and the 4th course is free! This offer can only be used in conjunction with webcast registrations and cannot be combined with any other offer. All courses must be completed in the same calendar year. All 4 registrations must be received by our offices on the same day. Please register by fax or mail and note this offer on your registration form.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Standard $895 per person $1,095 per person

System Requirements
You need a high-speed connection to the Internet and an up-to-date
version of your web browser. The audio portion of the live session
will be provided via VOIP and US toll-free conference call. VOIP is
dependent on the quality and speed of your internet connection so
a high-speed connection is strongly recommended. Those choosing to
use VOIP should also have a headset or microphone in order to
interact with the instructor. If not, we recommend you choose
the telephone option.

Date

June 6 - 13, 2014

This course will meet online for 2 sessions from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm ET on the following dates:
June 6
June 13
Attendance at scheduled class times is NOT required. Registered participants can attend the course by viewing session recordings.

Register Online Register Via Mail

Venue

Online

Each person attending must register individually for this course

The course fee includes a electronic access to the course materials.

4 for 3! Register 4 people for 1 course, 1 person for 4 courses, or any combination in between, and the 4th course is free! This offer can only be used in conjunction with webcast registrations and cannot be combined with any other offer. All courses must be completed in the same calendar year. All 4 registrations must be received by our offices on the same day. Please register by fax or mail and note this offer on your registration form.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Standard $895 per person $1,095 per person

System Requirements
You need a high-speed connection to the Internet and an up-to-date
version of your web browser. The audio portion of the live session
will be provided via VOIP and US toll-free conference call. VOIP is
dependent on the quality and speed of your internet connection so
a high-speed connection is strongly recommended. Those choosing to
use VOIP should also have a headset or microphone in order to
interact with the instructor. If not, we recommend you choose
the telephone option.

About the Instructor

  • Bob Migliorini

    is an in-house patent attorney and teaches Patent Law Fundamentals.