Patent Process: Invention Disclosure, Review, and Grant

Patent Process

This course introduces the R&D (Developers/Engineers/Scientists) and manufacturing personnel to the business processes by which the company assures its technical developments are appropriately protected and that IP related risks are sufficiently managed (and that it has the freedom to operate its business). Students will learn about the key review processes that includes the Invention Disclosure and Review & Approval Process and Patent Procurement.

1 – Patent Process Introduction
2 – Module Objectives
3 – Patent Refresher
4 – Patentability Test
5 – Patent Process Timeline
6 – Pre Filing Period
7 – Prosecution Period
8 – Invention Disclosure Inventor Necessary Preparations
9 – Invention Disclosure Form Review
10 – Intellectual Asset Management Team Meeting
11 – Reviewing the Disclosure
12 – Inventor Support
13 – Prior Art and Conducting a Prior Art Search
14 – Deciding to File a Patent Application
15 – Drafting a Patent Application Roles and Responsibilities
16 – Preparing the Patent Application
17 – What makes up a Patent Application
18 – Inventor Assignment
19 – Inventor Declaration
20 – Inventor Obligations and Conduct
21 – Protecting the Invention Prior to Filing
22 – Summary
23 – Check Your Understanding