The need for patent practitioners remains recession proof. Do you have the IP and patent law knowledge and skills needed to join this resourceful group? This course is designed to prepare current and future patent practitioners, with a focus on electrical/computer engineering-type patents, to become experts in their field. Patent drafting and prosecution is a high-level skill set requiring a wide knowledge base and efficiency. Learners will build on their basic claim drafting skills by learning the rules, regulations, customs, and practices for dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) when filing and prosecuting patent applications. Learners will draft 10 complete patent applications including an emphasis on claim structure as well as five responses to five USPTO Office Actions. The course format is 1-2 hours per week of traditional lecture and discussion that will cover theory and general principles, plus regularly scheduled clinicals with a practicing patent prosecution attorney. During the clinicals, the practicing attorney will discuss and provide feedback on the patent applications and responses prepared for the course. At the completion of the course, learners will receive a certificate from Georgia Tech and the Patent Institute of Training and will also have the opportunity to interview with law firms like Troutman Sanders LLP, Thomas Horstemeyer, Shumaker Sieffert, and others.
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