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Several of Landon IP’s leaders will be teaching the course “The Art and Science of Patent Searching” at two different programs this Fall, sharing their expertise with other professionals in the intellectual property community.

Jonathan Skovholt, Director of Training and Information Services, and Brian Thurmond, Director of Patent Searching, will be teaching this course on October 16-18, 2013 at Patent Resources Group’s (PRG) Fall 2013 Advanced Courses Program.  This Program is being held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach, California.  Additional details about this course and the rest of this PRG program can be found on the PRG website.  Anyone interested in attending can register via fax or mail or online.

In addition, Mr. Skovholt will be joining Matt Rodgers, Managing Director, Europe for Landon IP Ltd., to teach this patent searching course in partnership with Management Forum from October 30, 2013 through November 1, 2013 at The Rembrandt Hotel in London.  Additional details are provided in the course brochure.  Anyone interested in attending can register online from the course page on the  Management Forum website.

“The Art and Science of Patent Searching” is a two-and-a-half day course that provides comprehensive instruction on how to conduct professional patent searches.   Topics covered will include:

  • How to approach a search in a systematic, methodical and exhaustive way
  • How to properly scope a search
  • How to carefully search using different classification systems, text query progression, citations and bibliographic information, and knowing the benefits and pitfalls of each
  • Both the major differences and subtle nuances in the steps of conducting a patentability, validity, or infringement patent search
  • Searching non-patent literature
  • Approaches to searching non-native-language patents and published applications
  • Differences between the major patent search engines and important considerations in selecting an appropriate search tool

Both offerings of this course provide opportunities for hands-on searching practice, as detailed in the course descriptions.

The course is designed to benefit everyone from novice searchers to the most seasoned patent practitioner or search professional.  Landon IP’s people are the professional patent search experts and thought leaders.  Mr. Rodgers, Mr. Skovholt, and Mr. Thurmond are all experienced patent searchers and seasoned lecturers, having taught this course many times for both Management Forum and Patent Resources Group.

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Are you a professional in the patent law field who wants to master a systematic process for performing prior art searches with greater efficiency and precision? You can achieve this goal by attending the world-renowned course The Art and Science of Patent Searching, which will be held at the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program from April 7-9, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. This course will be taught by patent search experts Jonathan Skovholt and Brian Thurmond, and it is designed to benefit a broad audience including novice searchers, seasoned patent practitioners, and search professionals. The course also provides unbiased, detailed information concerning the latest databases and tools of the trade. Expert tips from search professionals are provided to enable high-level patent research through proper scoping, structuring, and performance of the search. Patent practitioners will recognize that a robust understanding of the prior art is a vital part of the patent process, particularly in view of accelerated examination demands and the America Invents Act.

The course additionally includes an optional Patent Searching Workshop, which gives attendees the opportunity to practice hands-on patent searching alongside the course instructors. The faculty will work with the attendees to answer questions and provide guidance as they execute their searches in real time. The Workshop is structured to test each attendee’s retention of the concepts covered in the course as they put their training to use in several sample search projects. Attendees will be provided with multiple sample disclosures, encompassing a wide variety of technologies, on which they will base their search. The informal, lecture-free setting will allow each attendee to work independently, but in close proximity to an instructor.  The instructors will be able to provide assistance with any of the major patent search engines. The attendees will be guided through scoping the search, performing the search and analyzing their results. Answer keys will be provided at the end of the Workshop so that participants may gauge their progress and have a reference to use for additional practice following the class.

Course Details for the Art and Science of Patent Searching

  • Dates: April 7-9, 2013
  • Course Times: 8:15-11:30; 1:30-4:45 (Sun-Mon); 8:15-11:30 (Tues). Workshop: 1:30-4:45 (Tues)
  • Projected CLE: 15.0 hours
  • Course Materials: The text for the course is Art & Science of Patent Searching – Patentability, Validity & Infringement, edited by Matthew Rodgers, Long Nguyen, and David Hunt.

About the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses

The Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program will be held April 7-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida, and 14 excellent patent law courses will be offered, including thirteen 3-day courses and the 1-day blockbuster course, America Invents Act: Monumental Changes, the Consequences and the Unanswered Questions.  Now is the time to register for this Program, since you can save $100 on any 3-day course by registering now through February 6, 2013. For PRG attendees, we are offering an incredible room rate of $199.00 (single or double, plus tax) at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

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Matt Rodgers (Managing Director, Europe, Landon IP LTD) is teaching “The Art and Science of Patent Searching” this week at a Management Forum event in London. The course is taking place from November 14-16 in the Harrington Hall Hotel and covers many issues relating to patentability, validity, and infringement searching. Mr. Rodgers is a seasoned lecturer on the topic, relying on his many years of patent searching expertise to inform attendees of the rigorous and detailed work involved in the multi-step process.

“The Art and Science of Patent Searching” course is based on an offering Mr. Rodgers has taught many times, by Patent Resources Group, a leading provider of patent-centric continuing legal education.

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Registration is open for the Fall 2012 Advanced Courses Conference from October 17-23, 2012 at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas & Spa in Indian Wells, California.  We’ve already looked at one key course on the America Invents Act that will be held at both the Summer and Fall 2012 Advanced Courses Conferences, and we’ve highlighted the course on “Designing Around” valid U.S. patents. Today’s highlighted course will teach attendees how to perform prior art searches with greater efficiency and precision by looking at the art and science of patent searching. Continue reading after the jump to learn all about this course!

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Patent Resources Group, in association with Management Forum UK Ltd, is pleased to announce that the course “The Art and Science of Patent Searching – Patentability, Validity & Infringement” will be offered from March 7-9, 2012 at the Rembrandt Hotel in London.  This popular course will be taught by Matthew Rodgers, who is the Managing Director, Europe for Landon IP Ltd. and is based in the firm’s new office that recently opened in London.  Matthew Rodgers developed and is a faculty member for “The Art and Science of Patent Searching” offered through PRG’s Advanced Courses Programs, and this will be the third time he is teaching it in the UK in partnership with Management Forum.  Prior to his current role, Mr. Rodgers was the Vice President in charge of Landon IP’s Patent Search Group, where he managed over 90 patent analysts; he is an expert in all aspects of patent searching and analytics.

The course will be offered March 7-9, 2012 at the The Rembrandt Hotel in London, and this three-day course will comprehensively teach how to conduct a professional patent search through lecture and practical hands-on patent searching exercises.

Upon completion of the course, the attendee will have learned:

  • How to approach a search in a systematic, methodical and exhaustive way.
  • How to properly scope a search before even beginning.
  • How to carefully search by ECLA and other classification systems, text query progression and citations, knowing the benefits and pitfalls of each.
  • Both the major differences and subtle nuances in the steps of conducting a patentability, validity or infringement patent search.
  • How to structure a proper and thorough non-patent literature search.
  • Approaches to searching non-English language patents and published applications and non-patent literature.
  • The differences between the major patent search engines and important considerations in selecting an appropriate search tool.

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Landon IP, in conjunction with partner Patent Resources Group (PRG), is excited to present a training course specifically targeting patent professionals who need to better understand how to perform patent searches.

Art & Science of Patent Searching — Patentability, Validity & Infringement is taught by Jonathan Skovholt and Brian Thurmond, expert patent professionals from Landon IP’s Patent Search Group, who provide strategic guidance to legal and corporate customers worldwide. Landon IP is the largest domestic patent search company and wrote the book on patent searching — Patent Searching: Tools & Techniques. Updated strategies from this text form the basis for this course.

Topics to be covered in this three-day course will include, but are not limited to:

  • How to approach a search in a systematic, methodical, and exhaustive way
  • How to properly scope the search before even beginning
  • How to carefully search by classification, text query progression, and citations, knowing the benefits and pitfalls of each
  • Both the major differences and subtle nuances in the steps for conducting a patentability, validity, or infringement patent search
  • The differences between the major patent search engines and important considerations in selecting an appropriate search tool

This course is appropriate for both those who conduct patent searches and those who commission them. It is designed for patent attorneys and agents, inventors, paralegals, and research managers and will be understood by anyone from the inexperienced to advanced practitioners.

We’re offering Art & Science of Patent Searching on March 25-27, 2012 as part of PRG’s Spring 2012 Advanced Courses program at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida. The final half-day of the three-day course is an optional, hands-on Patent Searching Workshop, where attendees have a chance to practice searching alongside the course instructor.

For more information on this course, see Spring 2012 Course Highlight: Art and Science of Patent Searching.

Spaces are filling up, so anyone wanting to take this course should register today! Use the links below to:

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PRG’s Spring 2012 Advanced Courses Program will be held from March 25-31, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida, and all courses have been updated to reflect the many impacts of AIA.  We’ve already posted an overview of all Spring 2012 Advanced Courses and looked at the course “Designing Around Valid U.S. Patents”, and today we’ll describe the benefits of taking Art and Science of Patent Searching, which will teach you how to conduct a systematic prior art search with greater efficiency and precision!

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