Are you in the"IP Corridor of Uncertainty"? Take IP-BC to accelerate down your utility patent learning curve in days or months instead of years.
Which IP doors to open & when? Use The Schwartz Method (TSM) and the Big Bang Theory (BBT) of IP capitalization to secure the highest quality utility patents at the lowest cost.
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Don’t use old, inefficient patenting workflows or fill out forms on any patent website with clever questionnaires promising completed applications. Apply IP-BC's TSM/BBT instead.
As an innovator with an extensive utility patenting track record (see Schwartz)*, I share my hard earned patenting lessons in a set of MPEP compliant course LEVELS. Our sole focus is on keeping Trade Secrets and drafting/filing airtight Utility Patents with Sustainable Competitive Advantage (SCA). We do not cover TM's, Design Patents or other types of IP.
Get SCA patents. 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. BBT 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.
THEN it was F-T-I , NOW it's F-T-F :
It all depends on whether you de-risked for FOARs BEFORE filing and CLAIMED RIGHT FIRST TIME.
FOARs on (101) patentability, (102) novelty, (103) unobviousness come first. FOARs for specification, definiteness, and best mode enablement (111,112,113) can kill you. When everyone understands this, you're well on the way to changing your IP conversation.
Myths or facts? Things everyone agreed on & the truth about FOARs
(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 Office Action Rejections (FOARs) 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
CEO's wanted sustainable differentiation, Innovators had to create and "pick the right ones", R&D/Engineering needed to perfect them, IP Counsel was tasked to protect them, Product Marketing had to articulate the competitive landscape, and BusDev was charged with selling the "must haves".
My awakening...no one could explain how to get SCA patents! They had no common IP language and no real understanding of FOARs.
Patents "rushed to the altar" had embedded FOARs. They showed every flaw in their prosecution File Wrapper, were weak in scope, easy to work around, and handily invalidated. FOARs were the leading cause of patent abandonment!
...TSM offered an "engineering method" for de-risking patents of FOARs while drafting. FOARs that kill SCA COULD actually BE AVOIDED with my repeatable, TSM “patent application engineering discipline”
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.
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.
Accelerate your utility patenting learning curve
When it comes to patenting, there's a lot of information out there. Where to look? Who to trust? Where does IP-BC fit in?
In the world of rule explanations and patent training, a lot more is said than done. Use IP-BC to get everyone "IP savvy". 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.
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
All LEVELS are completely from the INVENTOR POINT OF VIEW. Augment your current legal perspective with Schwartz's critical insights.
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.
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