11-Day Program

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This program appears to  be 11 days long, but is in fact 8 days spread over two weeks, all half-days (afternoons Eastern time), with a weekend off in between. Specifically, it's Monday through Friday, October 31-November 4, and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, November 7, 9 and 10. (We're just taking Election Day off.)  

You learned what you needed to pass the Patent Office Registration Exam from John White and Gene Quinn. Now let them teach you how the work is really done. All of their "war stories" that helped you remember testable points on the Exam are now going to come in even more handy in teaching you the nuts and bolts of patent prosecution. And that's only the tip of the iceberg.... Leverage their decades of experience to fast track you to get you up to speed and on your way to becoming a better patent practitioner. 

This course will cover the absolutely necessary details of patent prosecution, including 

  • Client intake 
  • Confidentiality 
  • Managing expectations 
  • Conflict checks 
  • Engagement letters and terms of payment 
  • Client trust accounts 
  • Ending representation 
  • Prior art searches 
  • Patentability opinion letters 
  • Basic claim, application and specification drafting techniques
  • Filing a provisional patent application 
  • Working with the patent illustrator 
  • Deposit accounts 
  • Application Data Sheet (ADS) and Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) 
  • Oaths and Declarations
  • Fixing common mistakes at the time of filing 
  • Restrictions 
  • Rejections 
  • Reporting Letters 
  • Responses to First Office Action on the Merits 
  • Amendment Writing 
  • Arguing 101, 102, 103 and 112 rejections  
  • Examples of application drafting (methods, compounds, devices, software) 
  • Can you get a new examiner assigned? 
  • Using data to develop a strategy 
  • Reference Filing 
  • Prioritized Examination (a.k.a. “Track One”) 
  • Prosecution history disclaimer vs. Prosecution history estoppel 
  • Fixing problems before and after a Notice of Allowance 
  • Abandonment 
  • Patent Prosecution Highway 
  • PCT, Design Patent and Hague System Basics 

And, last but certainly not least, our One of EverythingTM File of successful submissions to the USPTO! 

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