SF Workshop: Prepare Your Own Provisional Patent Application Feb-24

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SF Workshop: Prepare Your Own Provisional Patent Application Feb-24

Prepare Your Own Provisional Patent Application for Software Entrepreneurs

Workshop Feb-24-2011 in San Francisco

This workshop addresses the basics of patenting and how to prepare and file your own provisional patent application.  Attendees will learn how the basics of patent law, how to use patents to protect an invention, and the minimum requirements for filing a provisional patent application.

A hands-on approach to preparing the written description and drawings will be used. Guidance on the proper way to file a provisional patent application will also be included. A syllabus is here:

The instructor, Mr. Pete Tormey, is an experienced patent attorney who has founded 7 start-up companies. He  provides unique insight as both an attorney and an entrepreneur.

Date/Time: February 24, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 12 noon.
Location: 201 Spear St Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA
Cost: $149 ($124 with discount code “Bootstrapper”)
Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1270968501
More Info: info@YourOwnPatent.com

The topics to be covered include  (from http://yourownpatent.com/yourownpatent/patent/Syllabus.aspx )

  • Types of intellectual property
  • Legal strategies
  • Using provisional applications
  • Requirement for Provisional Applications
  • Written requirements
  • System disclosure
  • Broadening language
  • Example phraseology
  • Level of detail required
  • Drawings
  • Functional diagrams
  • Flow charts
  • Level of detail for drawings
  • Writing the application
  • Putting it together
  • Filing requirements
  • How to file
  • Using “Patent Pending”

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One Comment

  1. Quincy Adams May 3, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I missed the workshop, can you recommend any resources for applying for a provisional patent?

    Pete has several good articles on his website in particular take a look at Provisional Patent Applications article.

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