Archive for October 18th, 2012

Don’t let a hectic life get in the way of your success. Patent Resources Group’s Video on Demand (VOD) courses let you progress in your career while saving you time and money.  Study at your own pace while at home or in the office.  You can enhance your knowledge of patent searching or patent strategy, and you can also prepare for the USPTO Patent Bar Exam by watching PRG’s acclaimed Patent Bar Review in VOD format.

The following Video on Demand courses are available right now on the PRG website:

  • Video Patent Bar Review Course – Our Video Course is now available through the intuitive, easy-to-use VOD interface on the PRG website.  As you watch Paul Gardner’s lecture, you’ll also see a PowerPoint presentation that follows along with the video.  The Video Course provides all of the same instruction and materials as the Classroom Course, with the flexibility of proceeding at your own pace. You have the power to rewind, repeat, and reinforce if you feel that there is something you missed.   In addition to the Video Course, you’ll also get free access to the new and improved ExamWare®, our highly-acclaimed patent exam preparation software that’s now available online.

Watching the Patent Bar Review through Video on Demand.

  • Methods to Improve Your Patent Search – This three-module Video on Demand course is designed to introduce or enhance the knowledge of patent attorneys and agents, inventors, paralegals and research managers on how to conduct a professional patent search. The first module covers “Search Mechanics and Searching for Patentability,” the second module covers “Searching for Validity or Invalidity,” and the final module in this series covers “Searching for Infringement, Clearance, or Freedom to Operate.” The course was designed and written by twelve experienced patent information specialists with expertise in both English and foreign language searching.  It is taught by Matthew Rodgers, Managing Director, Europe at Landon IP. Prior to this role, Mr. Rodgers was the Vice President of Patent Searching and Analytics with Landon IP, and is a former patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Unlike courses that are taught by competing database providers, these modules are not tied to a particular search engine, a database product or a patent information service.  Instead, the instructor teaches skills that are applicable across databases, both proprietary and public, and without bias toward the features of a particular search engine.
  • Using Patents to Power Your Business Strategies – This three-module Video on Demand course is designed for business strategists, business decision makers, and business executives to teach them about leveraging intellectual property for profit as a business strategy.  The course explores the dynamics behind creating, acquiring, advancing and defending patentable assets.  These dynamics are central to winning the competition for ideas and relationships through which companies derive successful products.  This course, taught by Robert Cantrell, who has focused on patent strategy and intellectual property management since 1993 for companies worldwide, concentrates on playing the patent game.  It is not a traditional “how to” course; it is a “what to” course that presents ideas and case illustrations from which to craft your own patent strategies.

Visit the PRG website to learn more about each of these courses, get instructions on purchasing/viewing a Video on Demand course, and watch a free Video on Demand course about How to Pass the Patent Bar: A Primer.

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