You may know the basics of patents, and how to apply for one. But to really understand what it takes to get a patent and how to fully utilise a patent portfolio, nothing beats actually trying your hand at drafting a patent specification, working through defining an invention with the inventor or trying to deal with a patent agent.
Participants will benefit from “homework” – practical assignments handed out during sessions 1-6 which would have to be completed before the next session for review in class. The course will cover:
• Dealing with pre-application to post-grant matters
• How to talk to the inventor and define the invention
• Dealing with the patent agent
• Patent drafting 101
The tutor for the course is a US patent attorney with many years of experience both in-house and in private practice. This will be a terrific opportunity to get an “insider’s” expert view of the patenting process.