How to Convert your Research to a Patent
A 3-class online workshop on drafting your own patent application
Wednesdays, August 1, 8 and 15, 2012
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET
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This class is limited to 50 students
A three-session, 6 hour, online "How-To" workshop to help researchers, faculty members, graduate students, post-docs and entrepreneurs create and file their own patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) around their inventions and novel research findings. If your research adds to the state of the art in the academic literature, it probably qualifies for patent protection and should be patented, too. The focus of this workshop is on writing a provisional patent application (including all sections needed for a non-provisional application) as a foundation for filing the non-provisional in the next 12 months. This workshop is intended for those researchers who are planning to be able to file multiple patents on their own (or with minimal oversight from a patent agent or patent attorney) during their professional careers.
This workshop includes a review of your provisional patent application by our experts before filing to the PTO.
Jaya S. Indus, Ph.D. (click here for bio)
Former Patent Examiner for Biotechnology USPTO
Former NIH SBIR Program Manager
David Grossman (click here for bio)
Adjunct Professor of Law
Former Assistant Director, Office of Technology Transfer
George Mason University
Tony Stanco (click here for bio)
National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer
The Workshop will cover the following:
1. How to search and interpret patents: learning to look for relevant patents as prior art and examples of patent construction. How to deconstruct patents in your area of expertise and understanding sections on Specifications and Claims.
2. How to file a provisional patent: drafting the specifications and preparing drawings. Advanced Specification Drafting Issues. Lectures specific to drafting of patent specifications. Areas will include the written description, enablement and best mode requirements of 35 USC §112, as well as practical tips for ensuring the specification is truly a primary source of claim interpretation. What steps can be taken to avoid patent "profanity"?
After the workshop you should be able to: (1) write and submit a full provisional patent, and (2) start planning a non-provisional patent
Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET
Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET
Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET
Who should take this Workshop?
This class is limited to 50 students.
This workshop is ideal for successful S&T faculty members, graduating S&T students, researchers, post-docs and research-intensive entrepreneurs who are planning to be able to file multiple patents on their own.
Workshop Cost: $695, and includes
1. three online classes
2. one hour review of your non-provisional patent by our experts
Specific topics to be covered in the 3-session workshop:
CLASS 1: What is a Provisional Patent Application and Defining Your Invention
Lead Lecturer:Jaya Indus
- Overview on Intellectual Property
- Why should you "patent-it-yourself"?
- What is a provisional patent application
- Use of prior art to determine potential patentability
- Differences between a research paper and a patent application
- Patent searching mechanics
- Use of websites and other sources for patent searching
- Patent types and examples
- Using the Public Pair
- What is an Information Disclosure Statement?
Class 2: Writing the Claims
Lead Lecturer: David Grossman
- What are claims?
- Claiming to the Statutory classes
- Rules for patent claims
- Drafting an independent claim
- Drafting a dependent claim
- Drafting additional sets of claims
Class 3: Drafting the Specifications and Drawings of your Patent
Lead Lecturer: David Grossman
- How to submit a provisional patent
- Mapping and Rules of Provisional Drawings
- Overview and parts of provisional specification
- Optional Sections for a provisional patent application
- Final Review and Electronic Filing to the USPTO
Our experts will provide a review and feedback on your provisional patent 2 months after the workshop concludes. It will be a unique opportunity for your questions to be answered and receive individualized feedback.
Materials and Video Recording:
The materials and video recording of all 3 sessions will be available on the workshop course page. The materials will be uploaded on the Documents Section () before each session. The video will be available within 24 hours after each session and can be found at the workshop course page. The materials and video recording will only be available to those registered to this workshop.
The following references will be used:
1. The Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP): http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/index.htm
2. The Guide for Preparation of Patent Drawings: http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/pubs/pdg0602.zip
3. Website http://www.uspto.gov/
1. Fundamentals Of Patenting And Licensing For Scientists And Engineers: http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Patenting-Licensing-Scientists-Engineers/dp/9812834206/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339169899&sr=8-1
2. Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office: http://www.amazon.com/Patent-It-Yourself-Step---Step/dp/1413313825/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339772584&sr=1-1&keywords=patent+it+yourself
David is a Adjunct Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law and a former Assistant Director, Office of Technology Transfer, George Mason University. He is a member of the Board of Directors, National Association of Patent Practioners and a Research Editor, Tomorrow's Technology Transfer: The Journal of the Association of University Technology Managers. David is Licensed to practice patent law before the United States Patent and trademark Office. He hold several patents and he published an article in 2005 problem of movie piracy and proposes a technical/legal solution involving the use of a newly proposed temporally threaded watermark in combination with legal action under 17 U.S.C. 1202 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. He received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, American University Washington College of Law in 2004 and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1981
Jaya Satish Indus, PhD
Jaya Satish Indus, Ph.D., is a life scientist and educator whose area of special expertise is genetic science and technology.
She has held several institutional lead appointments over the last three decades in academic, corporate and public health science and service sectors in India and USA. As a biomedical scientist, Jaya has worked at the University of Madras, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India, University of Minnesota, Yale University School of Medicine, and University of Maryland School of Medicine. She served as program director for more than ten years at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, where she developed a new genetics program to serve the departments of molecular pathology, oncology, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology. She also served as Consultant Director, Mid-Atlantic Genetics Program, at Smith Kline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, Pennsylvania. In this last decade she has served as Program Director of US-DHHS- NIH-IC based SBIR and STTR programs.
She has considerable experience in providing federal programs and funding intelligence, research project portfolio and proposal assessment, technical advisory to knowledge (IP-patents), technology transfer and regulatory issues, to small business. She has special expertise in providing strategic services to small business towards mobilizing seed stage innovations, bench-to-business concepts, proposal development, state-of-the-art research on green, blue, red biotechnology, genetic technology, health informatics technology and educational technology. Furthermore, she is an idea design architect, engaged in advocacy and advisory roles, research, writing and teaching.
Presently, she is an educational consultant to National Center for Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) located in Washington, DC. She also holds adjunct teaching appointments at Johns Hopkins University and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, University of Baltimore.
Tony Stanco, Esq. is the executive director of the Angel Investors of Greater Washington, executive director of the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer. Previously he was the director of the Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer and Commercialization (CET2C) of The George Washington University. Mr. Stanco was a senior attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he worked on more than two hundred IPOs. He also has worked on innovation policy, including start-up creation and funding by angel investors and VCs. At School of Engineering and Applied Science at The George Washington University, Mr. Stanco works with universities and governments around the world on innovation policy, start-up finance policy, software policy, Open Source, cyber-security, and e-Government issues. Mr. Stanco has appeared before the US Congress, various US defense and civilian agencies, the World Bank, the European Commission, United Nations, Inter-American Development Bank, Organization of American States, World Summit on Information Society, LinuxWorld, Advanced Computer and Internet Law Institute, and International Computer Law Association. Mr. Stanco teaches the Lab to IPO course dealing with start-up formation and funding. He has an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in securities regulation and is licensed as a lawyer in New York state.
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