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Write Your Own Patent Applications

Learn the critical steps for creating a patent application to protect and enhance the value of the products and services of the intellectual property owner.

About the Course

Learn the critical steps for creating a patent application to protect and enhance the value of the products and services of the intellectual property (IP) owner. Maximize your value to the company and enhance your career prospects significantly in any technology-based commercial business.

Knowledge of IP is important to the management of any technology-based business today. This course broadens your understanding of the importance of patents in any intellectual property strategy. Use what you learn to write your own non-provisional patent applications.

This course covers:

  • Uses for patents
  • How to manage the costs associated with obtaining and maintaining patents
  • Fundamentals of intellectual property
  • Strategies around how to use patents in the commercial marketplace, both in the United States and in foreign countries
  • Writing patent applications

We recommend that you take this course with Intellectual Property Strategies for Technical ProfessionalsRegister for both and receive a discount!

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to meet the requirements for patentability
  • Design and conduct a Prior Art search. Learn how to interpret the results of the Prior Art search
  • Write drafts of non-provisional patent applications for filing at the U.S. Patent Office
  • Write claims so as to maximize the value of the patent to the business
  • Understand and overcome the rejections patent examiners use against patent applications

Who Should Attend

Scientists involved with inventing, writing, and developing commercially-valuable patents; innovating products and or services; and helping the patent owner to manage the patent portfolio to maximize the value to the patent owner. 

Course Outline

  • Major Topics

    • Types of U.S. Patents
    • Prior Art
    • New Patent Law Changes
    • Writing a Patent
    • Claims—how to write

     

Dates, Locations, and Prices

Five for four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. The free registration will be the course of the lowest price. Please note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, phone, or mail and mention this discount and it cannot be combined with any other offer.

About the Instructor(s)

Bruce Winchell

President and CEO, WIN PARTNERS LLC

Bruce Winchell is a Certified Licensing Professional licensed to practice law in Ohio, Tennessee, U.S. Patent Office and Canadian Patent Office. He has significant experience in Intellectual Property law in large companies and DOE National Laboratories.