Invention Analysis and Claiming Seminar
Based on his widely acclaimed book, Invention Analysis and Claiming: A Patent Lawyer's Guide, Ronald D. Slusky's seminars teach a comprehensive approach to analyzing inventions and capturing them in a sophisticated set of patent claims. Through this interactive seminar, participants will enhance their skills in a classroom setting.
“Drafting a claim without first knowing what the invention is is like drawing a map without first having surveyed the terrain.”
The practitioner’s first task is to identify the invention—the broad inventive concept underlying the embodiments—and only then to undertake to draft the claims. So although we will be drafting claims, this isn’t a claim-drafting course per se. The focus is on claiming strategies based on our analysis of the invention and its fallback features. Various sessions will thus look at…
“The reason to get a patent is not because the patent owner will market the invention, but because someone else will—or would, but for the existence of the patent.”
Drafting allowable claims is only part of the job. Practitioners need to anticipate what will happen when the patent owner goes to enforce the patent. Another one of our sessions addresses a key aspect of that goal—the importance of drafting claims that define the invention in all of its commercially important “settings.”
“First be a skeptic; then be an advocate”
This session looks at a number of arguably obvious invention ideas, such as the upside-down ketchup bottle label. Participants will be challenged to think about how nonobviousness might be argued.
Upcoming 2014 Seminars
San Jose--Nov. 17-18
Now, in its sixth year, Slusky Seminars has offered seminars and trained patent attorneys and agents in cities throughout the U.S. and internationally, including,
New Brunswick, NJ
New York, NY
San Diego, CA
Santa Clara, CA
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