Patent Preparation and Prosecution

Course Description

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 HorstemeyerShumaker Sieffert, and others. 

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Course ID: MNGT IP02P
Course Format: Online

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
17433 Feb 2, 2017 May 19, 2017 Online Atlanta, GA $9,000


Required - Undergraduate and/or Graduate Degree in the following:

  • Mechanical Engineering (can be in progress)
  • Electrical Engineering (can be in progress)
  • Computer Science (can be in progress)
  • Computer Engineering (can be in progress)

Who Should Attend

Professionals wanting to become or improve their skills as technical specialists, patent agents, or patent attorneys.

How You Will Benefit

  • Guaranteed law firm interview
  • Learn and apply the practical skills required by law firms to acquire employment in this industry
  • Expand your network of patent professionals
  • Acquire Continuing Education and/or Continuing Legal Education Credits
  • Obtain your Certificate in Patent Preparation & Prosecution to bolster resume credibility


  • Patent Preparation
  • Patent Prosecution


Required - Student Must Provide

  • Laptop with video, audio, and microphone capabilities


  • Course workbooks

Technology Requirements

Verify you meet the minimum technology requirements for this section.