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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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PRG’s Patent Workshop: Fundamental Best Practices for Patent Prosecution for 2011 provides a strong foundation for entry-level patent practitioners with up to two years of experience.  The workshop will teach the skills necessary to produce better patent applications in the current world of patent case law.

Through lectures and an interactive, small-group exercise, attendees will learn best practices in patent prosecution that will help you win at the Federal Circuit.  You’ll get 22 hours of critical, practical training that would otherwise have to be provided by senior counsel.  You benefit….and so does your company or your firm and its clients.

We’re offering two convenient Workshop locations in 2011:

  • Washington, DC, July 12-15

    The July 12-15 workshop will be held at the PRG Alexandria Training Center near Washington, DC.

  • Newport Beach, CA (Orange County), July 26-29

The July 26-29 workshop will be held at Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach, CA.

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