Online Live Patent Law Fundamentals

Get an introductory primer in US patent law.

Pricing: Starting USD 895
Duration: 3–8 hours
Registration Info

About the Instructor(s)

Robert Migliorini

Robert Migliorini is an in-house patent attorney and teaches Patent Law Fundamentals.

About the Course

This seminar is intended as an introductory primer in US patent law for scientists, engineers, and managers involved in business and technology.

The seminar covers the fundamentals of how to identify and document an invention, search for patents related to the invention, apply for a patent application, and prosecute a patent application. We will also cover the Americas Invents Act of 2011; in particular the change and impact of moving from a first-to-invent system to a first-to-file system, and the new post-grant opposition process being implemented.

Attendees will become familiar with the types of patent applications, patentability requirements, the parts of a patent application, and the prosecution process for getting a patent application allowed before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Introduction to patent law
  • Types of patents
  • US patent application
  • Patent prosecution 

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the basics of US patent law and different types of patents
  • Learn how inventorship is determined in the US
  • Understand how to document an invention
  • Learn how to search public databases for prior art patents
  • Understand the requirements for patentability in the US
  • Learn the parts of a patent application, and how to properly interpret them
  • Learn the patent preparation process and how to assist in preparing a patent application
  • Learn the patent prosecution process and how to assist in prosecuting an application
  • Understand the formalities associated with patent application filing
  • Understand the changes in US patent laws and practical implications due to the enactment of the Americas Invents Act of 2011

Who Should Attend

Scientists, engineers, and managers involved in business and technology needing an intensive introduction or review of intellectual property law with a particular emphasis on patent law.

No prior knowledge of intellectual property is required.    

Course Outline

  • Major Topics

    • Introduction to patent law
    • Inventorship basics
    • Invention documentation
    • Types of patents
    • Fundamental patent searching
    • Patentability requirements
    • US patent application filing formalities
    • Parts of a patent application
    • How to read a patent
    • Patent application preparation
    • Patent prosecution

Dates, Locations, and Prices

Five for four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. The free registration will be the course of the lowest price. Please note: This discount cannot be combined with any other discount offered. 


Online Live

Dec 02 - Dec 09, 2022

(12/2 and 12/9)

Early Bird Full Price
Member(Premium Package) $895
Member or Associate(Standard or Basic Package) $1095
Non-Member $1095

This course will meet online for 2 sessions on Friday from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. Course fee includes electronic access to the course materials and session recordings. Each person attending must register individually for this course.