Patent Success Strategies offers informational seminars that assist companies in developing a better understanding of intellectual property law. Topics include the basic concepts of intellectual property rights, the mechanics of intellectual property prosecution, current case law that affects business, improvement of intellectual property mining and information management. These seminars are available for groups of ten or fewer individuals for a fixed price. Additional participants may attend at a per person rate.
Current Seminars Being Offered
Intellectual Property Law: An Introduction
Intellectual Property Law introduces the basic concepts of intellectual property rights obtained through patents, trademarks and copyrights. Topics include a review of the statutory provisions governing intellectual property and an overview of securing these rights. The format is a 30 to 45 minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question and answer period.
Patent Preparation and Prosecution: How to Secure Intellectual Property
Patent Preparation and Prosecution presents the mechanics and strategies for preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Topics include methods for responding to United States Patent and Trademark Office actions and new laws implemented by the America Invents Act. The format is a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question and answer period.
Good Laboratory Notebook Practice
Good Laboratory Notebook Practice familiarizes participants with tools and procedures for maintaining a well-organized and comprehensive laboratory notebook. Topics include the types of information to be recorded, organization of a notebook and methods for recording information to more effectively withstand legal scrutiny. The format is a 30 to 45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question and answer period.
Mining Intellectual Property: Creating an Effective Invention Disclosure Program
Mining Intellectual Property reveals effective procedures for mining, recording and evaluating patentable ideas. Topics include the types of in-house programs that allow companies to make informed decisions about seeking intellectual property protection. The format is a 30 to 45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question and answer period.
America Invents Act: Strategies for Navigating the New Laws
America Invents Act explains how new laws will affect business decisions regarding intellectual property and offers methods for managing their impact. Topics include changes to an intellectual property strategy based on a first-to-file system, avoiding inequitable conduct based on improper disclosure and competitors’ use of inter partes review to gain a competitive advantage. The format is a 40-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question and answer period.