INVENTING, PATENTING & LICENSING SHORT COURSE

THREE-DAY SCHEDULE

DAY 1: THE BIG PICTURE -- the various forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, are discussed; the terminology of inventing, patenting and licensing is reviewed, and an overview of the complete process is given; the patent statutes most frequently encountered in dealing with patents are introduced and explained.

TOPIC TIME
REGISTRATION 7:45 AM
INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE 8:00 AM
FORMS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
INVENTING, PATENTING, LICENSING -- an overview
COFFEE/BREAK
INVENTING, PATENTING, LICENSING (continued)
LUNCH 12:00 noon
INVENTING, PATENTING, LICENSING (continued) 1:00 PM
COFFEE/BREAK
UNDERSTANDING PATENT LAWS
ADJOURN 5:00 PM

DAY 2: REAL-LIFE STORIES -- the basics of searching the prior art are presented; participants 'walk through' case histories illustrating patenting, licensing, and patent infringement and litigation; one of the more subtle patent statutes is examined in more detail; and the importance of proper documentation at several stages of the process is explained

TOPIC TIME
PRIOR ART SEARCHING 8:00 AM
DOCUMENTING THE INVENTION
CASE HISTORIES -- Inventing, Patenting, Licensing
COFFEE/BREAK
CASE HISTORIES (continued)
LUNCH 12:00 noon
CASE HISTORIES (continued) 1:00 PM
COFFEE/BREAK
MORE DETAILED STUDY OF 35 USC 102
ADJOURN 5:00 PM

DAY 3: USING YOUR KNOWLEDGE -- the subtleties of the actual patent document are explained; the "do's" and "don'ts" of disclosing inventions are presented; various types of agreements are discussed, including:  a detailed discussion of license agreements

TOPIC TIME
PREPARING A PATENT WRITE-UP 8:00 AM
CLAIM READING / DRAFTING
COFFEE/BREAK
EXPERIMENTATION AND PROTOTYPES
MARKET EVALUATION
LICENSE AGREEMENTS AND OTHER AGREEMENTS
LUNCH 12:00 noon
LICENSE AGREEMENTS, ETC. (continued) 1:00 PM
COFFEE/BREAK
LICENSE AGREEMENTS, ETC (continued)
SOME FINAL THOUGHTS
ADJOURN 5:00 PM

The information presented in this course does not represent legal advice.

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