PPF101
U.S. Patent Forms & Filing Fundamentals

Course Description

PPF101 is a self-paced foundational course on U.S. patent forms and filing. Upon successful completion, students will have been taught substantial fundamentals in filing patent applications in the United States. Provided is a core understanding of what patents are, a robust introduction to U.S. patent forms, detailed walkthroughs of online filing procedures, as well as hands-on exposure to U.S. patent rules, formalities and processes.

 

PPF101MSP- $496.00

  • U.S. Patent Forms & Filing Fundamentals Course
  • Approximate Total Duration: 16 hours

 


PPF101MSX - $596.00

  • U.S. Patent Forms & Filing Fundamentals Course + Final Exam
  • Approximate Total Duration: 18 hours

Lesson 1: Introduction to Patents

• What is a Patent?

• Patent Laws

• Patent Language / Definitions

• Types of Patents

- Utility, Plant & Design

• Parts of an Application

 

Lesson 2: Patent Forms

• Forms

- Transmittal Letters

- Application Data Sheet

- Oath / Declaration

· Before 09/16/2012

· After 09/16/2012

- Power of Attorney (optional)

- Information Disclosure Statement (optional)

- Non-Publication Request (optional)

- Other documents (optional)

• Signature Requirements

 

Lesson 3: Patent Filing

• Lesson 2: Patent Forms Review

• Types of Applications

• Electronic Filing System (EFS)

- Acrobat: “joboptions” vs. “image file”

- EFS indexing

- Logon requirements

· Registered vs. Unregistered

- Uploading and indexing documents

- Verification

- Payment

• Minimum Requirements to Obtain a Filing Date 

• Filing Receipt 

• Notice to File Missing Parts of Application 

• Notice to File Corrected Application Papers

 

Lesson 4: Pre-Office Action Prosecution

• Foreign Filing License

• Security Review

• Publication

• Restriction Requirement & Response

- Extensions

• Notice of Non-Compliant Amendment

• Preliminary Amendment

- Claim Identifiers

• Information Disclosure Statement

 

Lesson 5: Post-Office Action Fundamentals

• Basic Patent Prosecution Flowchart

• Parts of an Office Action

• Office Action: Detailed Action

• Office Action: Conclusion

• Office Action: Attachments

• Rejections

• Response to OA

• Drawing Terminology

 

Lesson 6: Final Office Actions, Continued Prosecution and Abandonment

• What is a Final Office Action?

• Options for Response

- Amending the Application

· Advisory Action

- Appeal

- Request For Continued Examination (RCE)

- Abandon

- Continuation

• Abandonment & Revival

 

Lesson 7: Allowance, §1.312, Issue & PTA

• Notice of Allowance & Fees Due

- Part B (PTOL-85)

- Notice of Allowability

• 37 CFR Section 1.312 Amendment

• Issue Notification

- Determination of Patent Term Adjustment under 35 U.S.C. 154(b)

 

Lesson 8: Patents – Issue & Post Issue

• Letters Patent

• Certificates of Correction

• Maintenance Fees

• Expiration Dates

• Assignments

 

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