*Schwartz (see "about us") has not only released the 3rd version of IP-BC, he has published his new book to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the America Invents Act (AIA). The 216pp book with illustrations is a complementary resource to IP-BC. In PART I it shares a complete non-legal description of the Manual for Patent Examination Procedures and in PART II it shows how to use the Schwartz Method to change your patenting conversation. For both patent counsel and innovators, use it with any IP-BC course LEVEL to boost your learning outcomes. IP SAVVYS is now released on all publishing platforms in softcover, hardcover, and eBook formats.
Click the red link to buy just the book from our publishers store (eBOOK 9.95, Softcover $29.95).
Click the blue link to get your advanced copy as a pdf along with IP-BC/ENTRY(remember, ENTRY includes the Full FOARs Starter-Kit).
Book Review (by innovator):
“Dave, I have carefully read your book cover to cover, and I want to tell you that it was an amazing read. It was very clear, well written and organized and extremely informative. Most importantly, it gave me a sense of empowerment, where I was previously feeling overwhelmed. That value cannot be measured. I am now working to finish the IP BoostCamp online course. I learned the fundamental principle of TSM, The Schwartz Method, is to work on the patent draft at the same time as developing our preferred embodiment. Since we have published, I now have less than one year to file my patent. I'll be giving your book to my main teammate and co-inventor this week so we can both get on the same page. You have resolved an initial concern I had with our internal counsel, who sent me a very early request for an invention disclosure. At the time, I thought, how could anyone truly understand the invention with the limited information they were looking for? After reading IP SAVVYS, your TSM framework made so much more sense for developing our invention disclosure. I am so grateful to have found this resource along my patenting journey. Now, by becoming the IP champion at my company, I also have access to IPBC/Advanced-Practitioner and can credential my team mates and get us all into the IP-zone together. The book is a great tool, but in combination with the course truly amazing.”IP SAVVYS eBook $9.95, Softcover $29.95 USD Advanced copy of IP SAVVYS & IP-BC/ENTRY $49.95 USD
IP-BC is the 3rd version of this one of a kind utility patenting course. Schwartz explains in a simple, logical, non-legalese way how "the pathway to patenting" is a walk down the IP corridor of uncertainty, explaining which doors will you open, when, and with who. As CEO of a high tech company, innovator, or IP counsel, you will want to arm your team of IP hunters with the IP-BC SAVVY approach.
Learn how to de-risk FOARs and self-manage your pathway to patentship
Get your team IP SAVVY. De-risk for & AVOID FOARS BEFORE filing with TSM.
The Schwartz Method is based on his over 30 years* pro se drafting, prosecuting, & licensing a global portfolio of Utility Patents with Sustainable Competitive Advantage (SCA). Go with a Starter-Kit , IP-BC/ENTRY, or explore further using our LMS below to find the advanced LEVEL that is aligned with your IP role and tasking.
*David Schwartz, serial inventor, entrepreneur, inventor of TSM, IP-BC course creator, & IP SAVVYS book author
If these 3 vignettes resonate, there is an IP-BC LEVEL for you.
In TAKE1, picture Romeo and Juliet. However, in this version, imagine yourself as either innovator or patent counsel, where you take IP-BC's Orgitol potion. It gives you both new life as IP savvy partners, singing the same utility patenting language. Will you take the potion & share IP-BC's Universal Patenting Language (UPL) to get equally organized, be mutually understood, and take the crown?
In TAKE2, picture Coming to America. However, in this version, picture yourself as either the immigrant with your own unique language or as the immigration officer, offering a pathway to citizenship. Not only which language will you share to achieve your goals...what citizenship values will you learn? Will you choose IP-BC's "patent speak" along with it’s complete set of UP Guiding Principles (GP) to achieve your pathway to PATENTSHIP.
In TAKE3, you enter Monty Python's argument room, except in this version, each room has someone from your IP hunt running it . . . from patent counsel, to a cohort, to the Patent Examiner. And instead of arguments, you change each IP conversation into a collaborative dialogue.
See your IP future with 20-20 hindsight - select the green tab to get started or use the blue tabs to explore & decide.
As an innovator with an extensive utility patenting track record (see Schwartz)*, I share my hard earned patenting lessons in my new book and our set of MPEP compliant course LEVELS. Our sole focus is keeping Preferred-Embodiments Trade Secrets and drafting airtight Utility Patents with Sustainable Competitive Advantage (SCA). We do not take on IP clients or compete with patent counsel in any manner. We do not cover TM's, Copyrights or other types of IP.
Get Patents w/SCA. IP-BC is the only utility patenting course you will ever need
I spent the last 35 years on a journey down the "IP corridor of uncertainty" . . . opening every door inventing, drafting, filing, prosecuting, & licensing a portfolio of global utility patents.
David Schwartz, serial inventor, entrepreneur, & course author shares The Schwartz Method (TSM), "secret sauce", for securing airtight patents: "I secured over $40m in royalty bearing sales, on 250 non-infringed claims, across a diverse set of inventions, using my TSM/BBT patent de-risking method".
I developed The Schwartz Method (TSM) and Big Bang Theory (BBT) of IP capitalization re-working and perfecting my method as "a matter of life or death" on dozens of pro sea utility patents, across diverse subject matter. In BBT, we go back in time and start at T=-5 . Then we work forward to the key event, Notice of Allowance @ T=0, when the “world begins”. It is the sequence of events we use to integrate TSM with the product development life cycle.
I filed globally, prosecuted my applications to issue, and licensed for royalty bearing sales. My best patents were de-risked from Fatal Office Action Rejections (FOARs) BEFORE FILING...so I documented my method!
My promise: Using IP-BC, IP hunters like yourselves can create and and draft high quality SCA patents during product development, all at the lowest cost.
It all depends on whether you de-risked for FOARs BEFORE filing and CLAIMED RIGHT FIRST TIME.
Rejections on (101) patentability, (102) novelty, (103) unobviousness come first. Rejections for specification, definiteness, and best mode enablement (111,112,113) will kill you. When everyone understands this, you're well on the way to changing your IP conversation.
Get started today. Use the full Starter-Kit that shares my FOARs insights, the complete IP SAVVYS book (Part-1&2), & IP-BC/ENTRY for a one-time payment of $49.00Get Started: Full FOARs Starter-Kit, Utility Patenting for IP SAVVYS (PART-1 & 2), & IP-BC/ENTRY for only $49.00 USD
THEN it was F-T-I , NOW it's F-T-F :
Myths or facts? Things everyone agreed on & the truth about office action rejections
(1) Everyone agreed it was essential to get patents with Sustainable Competitive Advantage (SCA).
SCA patents have true asset value because they are de-risked from FATAL Rejections BEFORE filing. They publish with clean File Wrappers.
(2) At the same time, everyone's IP conversation was a little different. They had different, sometimes conflicting beliefs & IP GOALS for the purpose of SCA patents
(3) IP hunters were ill prepared for the Rude Awakening of FOARs after filing.
Everyone wanted patents to issue quickly and cleanly. CEO's expected them to offer sustainable differentiation, finance wanted predictable on budget spends, Innovators were challenged to create and pick the right Preferred-Embodiment (P-E), R&D/Engineering was expected to perfect the P-E at the lowest cost, IP Counsel was tasked to get monopoly rights, Product Marketing had to sort out the competitive landscape, and BusDev was charged with selling the "must haves". Conflicting objectives?
My awakening...would be patent owners could not align the team into the IP zone, explain how to secure SCA patents without embedded flaws, and connect on mutually agreeable objectives. They had no common IP language to address the issues with patent counsel. Worse, they had no real understanding of the true risk of FATAL patent office rejections during prosecution...not how to anticipate them or how to avoid them. And, all too often, they did not understand the scope of their issued claims (i.e. their monopoly rights).
Ill constructed Patents "rushed to the altar" showed every flaw in their prosecution File Wrapper. If not outright abandoned, they were weak in scope, easy to work around, and handily invalidated. A patent prosecution wrought with “potholes” resulted in expensive patents with little or no value.
KIND AWAKENINGS were possible! Patent flaws that killed SCA COULD actually BE AVOIDED with my repeatable claim de-risking method...TSM offered an "engineering discipline" for integrating patent drafting with product development, turning utility patenting from an ART ( or worse an After Thought) to a SCIENCE. Further, IP-BC enabled all IP hunters to get into the IP-ZONE together.
Lost time, questionable protection? ... Reduce total IP cost to publish by >70%.
Saving this much depends on getting everyone IP SAVVY, from CEO to innovators, with IP-BC.
They used TSM with BBT to integrate patenting into their Product Life Cycle. They were First-To-File (F-T-F) SCA patents on product delivery. They got critical differentiation and increased value.
IP hunters can take any LEVEL and upgrade as needed. Delivered in language everyone understands, BBT/TSM has tools for every IP role/task.
The course is delivered in readily understood language - not legalese. "The Schwartz Method (TSM)" is clearly sequenced in a step-by-step, “how to” de-risk from FOARs blueprint that begins with the market-entry end in mind. BBT is your method to integrate patent drafting with product development.
Creator of CEO Boot Camp and why CEO's are choosing IP-BC's TSM
A company that was receiving substantial legal invoices from their IP counsel for services they did not entirely understand. Applying TSM to the software patent draft application, they "rewrote" it with counsel, carrying the burden of doing the revised draft by themselves. Together they converted an airtight UCD to a UC patent application(UCPA). The revised, MPEP compliant application was filed with a better chance of getting SCA, while saving thousands of dollars in both immediate and risky downstream legal expenses.
A start-up company used TSM to reverse engineer and analyze an issued patent they were being "forced" to pay royalties on. They deconstructed the published claims usingTSM and analyzed the Examiner's actions in the File Wrapper. By applying TSM to "re-read" the allowed specification, they were able to identify critical antecedent reference gaps for the issued claims...the university agent had expanded the scope of the claims with an amendment after filing that WAS NOT SUPPORTED BY THE SPEC...a no-no. Successfully showing their licensor that the patent was invalid, they secured a release from the university. Using the prior art, they secured their own SCA patent and were then able to sell their start-up for over 10 million dollars.
We get you to the IP ZONE & accelerate you down the learning curve
When it comes to patenting, there's a lot of information out there.
Where to look? Who to trust? Where does IP SAVVYS & IP-BC fit in?
In the world of rule explanations and patent training, a lot more is said than done. Read IP SAVVYS, then take IP-BC to get everyone into the IP ZONE with your IP. There is a LEVEL for every role/title/tasking from CEO to innovator/inventor.
Optimize your IP workflow, prioritize your P-E's, and build your SCA patent portfolio. If it's worth doing once, do it again!
Integrate TSM/BBT with product development. Stop filing as an after-thought with our blueprint:
Whether you're first to invent, TSM is how to be First-To-File. TSM makes patenting an "engineering discipline" by tying it's IDPAW, UCD, UCPA, & UCP into Product Lifecycle Management.
All LEVELS are completely from the INVENTOR POINT OF VIEW. Augment your current legal perspective with Schwartz's critical insights.
Every LEVEL, including Starter-Kit, uses on-demand video content, story-board content, and an easy to follow learning format comprising:
INTRODUCTION, WTPOA (Worth the Price of Admission), RESOURCE LIST/PDF's, eBOOK, FUNDAMENTALS, WHAT'S NEW IN THIS LEVEL, BONUS/TIPS, WRAP-UP/WHAT's NEXT
As an INDIVIDUAL or IP-Champion, turn your IP GOALS into IP OUTCOMES
In less than 1/2 day, apply 30 years of Schwartz's IP experience and accelerate your IP filings in days instead of months.
WHAT: IP-BoostCamp is a Do It Yourself Utility Patenting course for all IP roles & titles. How? The course is designed in LEVELS from Entry to Advanced-Practioner. Use Schwartz's Big-Bang Theory of IP Capitalization & The Schwartz Method (TSM) to get 20/20 hindsight into how to prepare and file high quality utility patents @warp speed. IP-BC is for patent drafting in all subject matter areas because Schwartz designed IPBC using his 85%/15% rule. IPBC provides an airtight method for filings that anticipate Office Action(OA) REJECTIONS by explaining "fatal" filing errors and showing you how to avoid them. De-risk your filings with TSM for lower IP costs and improved portfolio asset value.
Select course levels from Entry to Advanced-Practitioner, as an INDIVIDUAL(Solo) or as part of a TEAM.
WHO: Schwartz structured IP-BC in LEVELS for ALL IP roles & titles including CEO's, inventors, entrepreneurs, R&D leaders, manufacturing engineers, product/marketing managers, IP liasons, and inside /outside counsel. WHY: Whether you are are acting solo or as part of a team, it's inevitable that IP goals are inherently in conflict. Get 80 more IP Intelligence Quotient points from Schwartz and see how to align IP goals with roles & objectives. When you do this you allow for increasing trust and dynamic stability in your IP workflows. Melding conflicting IP points of view offers new and more effective ways to file great, airtight patent applications . . . Enjoy all of the "IP-AH-HA"' moments together.
IP-BC is delivered in an innovative, easy to use on-line learning platform, 24/7 in your course library, with log-in access right here.
WHERE: Select a LEVEL in the store and your personal IP library is configured with just the modules you need. WHEN: Log-in and work at your own pace, 24/7, on any device, from any browser, any where in the world. HOW: IP hunters are at different points in their journey, so the LEVELS have targeted designs. Entry is for everyone. Take the full length webcast featuring Schwartz's "Big Bang Theory of IP Capitalization". Intermediate uncovers "The IP Corridor of Uncertainty" and highlights risky potholes & workarounds. Advanced explains the ins and outs of TSM. In Advanced-Practitioner, apply your own IP with TSM's rubric in a 30-Day IP Challenge to draft an airtight patent application you can file.
In the FREE Starter-Kit, we uncover the Rude Awakening of Fatal Patent Office Rejections (FOARs) AFTER filing...and how The Schwartz Method (TSM), 3rd edition, with it's Universal Patenting Language and Guiding Principles navigate around the potholes. All starter content is online with unlimited downloads. In 1/2 hr, learn ins & outs of FOARs and how to avoid them.
Get complete coverage on FOARs along with the eBOOK "Utility Patenting for IP SAVVYS" (PART-1 edition) and a 25% discount coupon for IP-BC/ENTRY. Discover how to ensure everyone is on the same “IPage”. Rework your patenting workflow and file more often, typically at only Patent Office fees. Focus legal expenses on pre-determined, essential work. Reduce your filing and prosecution costs by 70% and lower post publication infringement and operating risks.
All Bundles include the Full Edition of Utility Patenting for IP SAVVYs
$79.00 & Extended 30 day subscription
FULL FOARs Starter-Kit & ENTRY
$149.00 & EXTENDED 45 day subscription
FULL FOARs Starter-Kit, ENTRY, & INTERMEDIATE
$179.00 & EXTENDED 60 day subscription
FULL FOARs Starter-Kit, ENTRY, INTERMEDIATE, & ADVANCED
$249.00 & EXTENDED 90 day subscription
FULL FOARs Starter-Kit , ENTRY, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED, & ADVANCED-PRACTITIONER
"See it all": IP-BC/C-E is your MPPP: Manual of Patent Preparation Procedures. It includes the ENTRY LEVEL, the IP SAVVYS book Part1&2, an eBOOK for ENTRY,INTERMEDIATE,& ADVANCED, along with an extended subscription. Get the entire course overview and boost your patenting arsenal with the complete MPPP eBOOK (540pp), 6 months access, and a discount link for Nolo Inventor Bundle. . . $99.00 USD.Get ENTRY/C-E NOW - $99.00 USD
This site includes offers that benefit from tracking with cookies - thank you TEAM IP-BC