PowerPatent Inc. Announces Intellectual Property Training Webinars for Inventors and Businesses

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The United States is moving from a "first to invent" patent system to a "first inventor to file" patent system under the "America Invents Act" (AIA). This change in filing will take effect in March 2013, requiring inventors and businesses to reconsider their patent strategies. Attend the webinars to understand how to benefit from the new IP system.

PowerPatent is presenting a series of online classes to help innovators become more effective at protecting their ideas and inventions. These classes will be about 1 hour and will be presented twice a month every other Thursday throughout 2013. The classes begin on Jan. 10th. The classes are free to all, but registration is required to attend at http://www.powerpatent.com/webinar2013.

A different topic will be presented each session with a question and answer (Q&A) provided at the end. The concepts taught build on each other so inventors should plan on starting at the beginning and taking the entire series. The dates and the topics are:

10-Jan-2013      Types of IP to Protect Your Idea or Invention
24-Jan-2013      Invention Monetization Process
7-Feb-2013      Patentability of Your Invention
21-Feb-2013      How to Read A Patent
7-Mar-2013      Changes Made By the AIA
21-Mar-2013      How A Patent is Examined
4-Apr-2013      Patent Searching
18-Apr-2013      Provisionals - Advantages & Disadvantages
2-May-2013      Parts of A Patent Application
16-May-2013      How to do the Drawings
13-Jun-2013      How to Write the Background
27-Jun-2013      How to Write the Summary
11-Jul-2013      How to Write the Description
25-Jul-2013      How to determine Inventorship
8-Aug-2013      Pulling An Application Together
22-Aug-2013     How to File On Line Using PAIR
12-Sep-2013      How to Minimize Patent Expenses with the Extended Missing Parts Program
26-Sep-2013      How to Convert From Provisional To Utility
10-Oct-2013      How to file an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS)
24-Oct-2013      Design & Plant Patent Application
7-Nov-2013      Software and Business Method Application
21-Nov-2013       Mechanical and Electrical Application
5-Dec-2013      International Patent Considerations
19-Dec-2013      Year End Review

The classes will also be recorded and made available online for those that aren’t able to attend the live class. Speakers in the past have included Patent Attorney Bao Tran, former Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce in the United States government Juan Benitez, and Executive Director of the United Inventor Association Mark Reyland.

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