Posts Tagged ‘patent education’

PRG’s industry-leading Patent Bar Review Course is already your best choice for preparing to take (and pass!) the USPTO patent bar exam.  But we’ve got an amazing offer that will make your choice even easier — attendees at our classroom course in San Francisco on November 4-8, 2013 will receive our online video course for free!  Don’t miss this offer — sign up for our November course today and save $820 with this FREE access to our online video course!

There are two ways to register for this course and to take advantage of this offer — online or by fax/mail.

PRG is 100% focused on patent law, and our Patent Bar Review Course is 100% focused on helping you to pass the latest version of the exam.  Register today to get everything you need for a successful exam experience:

  • 37.5 hours of instruction time — we don’t waste classroom time on practice exams, which are critical, but are more productively done on your own time
  • FREE access to ExamWare®, our highly-acclaimed online patent exam preparation software, which includes over 2,000 exam Q&As
  • Detailed study plan to help you organize your preparation activities in the months leading up to your exam date.
  • Detailed course presentation slides that facilitate note-taking and are an indispensable resource when organizing your study time and review after the class
  • The most comprehensive level of preparation possible — we cover all topics that could be included on your exam and provide in-depth analysis of approximately 100 questions from past exams throughout the course.

The tuition for the November classroom course is only $2,790, and special student pricing is available.  And don’t forget — attendees at our November classroom course also get our online video course for FREE — an $820 value!

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Time is running out to register for the Fall’s premiere patent education event — PRG’s Fall 2013 Advanced Courses Program — which will be held from October 16-22, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, California.  The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 25, 2013.   After this date, we cannot guarantee the availability of rooms at the Resort, so register for your courses and book your hotel room today.

Don’t miss these opportunities to stay current and connected:

  • Attend 12 of the best advanced patent education courses available anywhere in the world.
  • Get the CLE credits you need.
  • Automatically become a member of our Loyalty Program and receive preferential pricing for our 2014 events.
  • Network with your fellow attendees and the faculty at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa — a truly amazing and luxurious beachfront property with many dining options and activities.
  • Meet and discuss current patent topics at our complimentary receptions, open to attendees and their families.
  • And have fun!  We’re offering an outstanding room rate of only $245.00 per night, and the Resort is waiving the daily resort fee, just for PRG customers.

Check out the full program catalog, book your room, and register for your courses today — online or by fax or mail.

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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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Patent Resources Group (PRG), the choice of every generation of patent attorneys since 1969, is making two amazing special tuition offers available for our 2013 Workshop attendees, to make it as easy as possible for our customers to get the training they need.  Our Winning Patents Workshop is designed for less-experienced patent practitioners who want to learn how to write and prosecute more valuable patent applications that will provide better protection for their clients.

We have two outstanding special offers for our 2013 Workshop attendees:

  • Attend either of our Summer 2013 Workshops and get a special tuition rate of $1,995 — a $1,000 savings!  (Available only to customers who attended our classroom Bar Review Course, or purchased the video version of our Bar Review Course, in 2011, 2012, or 2013)
  • Or, pay the standard tuition of $2,995 to attend either of our Summer 2013 Workshops and get free tuition (a value of up to $2,295) for one (1) course of your choosing at any one (1) of the following Advanced Courses programs: Summer 2013, Fall 2013, or Spring 2014.  (Available to anyone)

According to PRG President Brad Buehler, “Our Winning Patents Workshop is a great course for patent attorneys or agents who want to enhance their skills in the area of patent application drafting and prosecution.  We offer two sessions of the Workshop every summer, and this year we decided to put some great special offers on the table to make it as easy as possible for interested customers to attend.”

The dates and locations of our 2013 Winning Patents Workshops are as follows:

West Coast Workshop

  • July 9-12, 2013 in Pasadena, CA

East Coast Workshop

  • July 23-26, 2013 in Washington, DC

Visit our website for more details about the Winning Patents Workshop and about how to take advantage of these two special offers.

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If you haven’t passed the Patent Bar yet, do you need some tips on how to prepare for this difficult exam?  A new blog can help you craft the perfect study plan, as you follow a fellow student who chronicles his journey through a Patent Bar Review Course and sitting for the Patent Bar Exam.  Readers who’ve already taken the Exam can compare their own study experiences with the blogger’s journey.  Readers will also be able to interact with the blogger, asking the blogger questions about his study plan or giving him tips on useful strategies and resources.

Read on, and I’ll give you a brief overview of what you can expect from  the new blog Passing the Patent Bar with PRG!


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Earlier this week we posted another Patent Bar Review Question of the Week. Have you figured out the answer yet? As you may recall, this week’s question was question number 49 on the April 2001 morning exam session. In this post, we’ll give you the original question, the USPTO’s Model Answer, and detailed commentary and analysis from Patent Resources Group’s Academic Director Paul Gardner. This added information will help you further understand and prepare for questions that may be asked on a future Patent Bar exam.


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Patent Resources Group is pleased to present another installment in the Patent Bar Review Question of the Week series. This week’s question was number 49 on the April 2001 morning exam session. Be sure to return at the end of the week because that’s when we’ll post the USPTO’s Model Answer along with detailed commentary and further analysis by PRG’s Academic Director Paul Gardner.

If you’re new to our series please check out our previous installments here:


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