Discover how Schwartz finally demystifies Utility Patenting: Move into the IP-Zone and earn your Utility Patenting stripes together. Use TSM to navigate the "IP Corridor of Uncertainty" and be first-to-file/published right-first-time.
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.
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? Not really...when everyone is in the IP Zone together. Discover more about conflicting goals or just get going now - click one of the links below.
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.
Everyone in the IP hunt has a LEVEL of knowledge needed to deliver on their IP tasking. Get the entire team IP SAVVY by starting with the complete eBOOK (Part 1 MPEP Demystified / Part 2 Change your IP Conversation with TSM). With a focus on de-risking your patents from FOARS BEFORE filing, it's easier to get everyone aligned and get your filings right-first-time.
The Schwartz Method is based on David's over 30 years* pro se drafting, prosecuting, & licensing a global portfolio of Utility Patents with Sustainable Competitive Advantage (SCA). If you're not ready to go with a Starter-Kit or IP-BC LEVEL yet,, explore further using our LMS or read the eBOOK Utility Patenting for IP SAVVYS in one sitting and decide if IP-BC is right for you.
*David C. Schwartz, serial inventor, entrepreneur, inventor of TSM, IP-BC course creator, & IP SAVVYS book author
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.
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.
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.
Time your patent drafts in synch with your go-to market steps. How? Optimize your IP workflow, prioritize your P-E's, and build your SCA patent portfolio with BBT. If it's worth doing once, it's worth doing again!
Creator of CEO Boot Camp and why CEO's are choosing IP-BC's TSM
Learn how to de-risk FOARs and self-manage your pathway to patentship
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.
IP SAVVYS book is your definitive starting place to sort out what you know and don't, so you can re-focus and optimize your patenting gambit.
IP-BC course is the 3rd version of this one of a kind, on-line utility patenting course. Schwartz demystifies patenting in a simple, logical, non-legalese way by showing "the pathway to patenting" as a walk down the IP corridor of uncertainty. He explains which doors to open, when, and with who.
Get the book, then return and evaluate IP-BC for you and your IP cohorts - it's all right here.
If any of these 3 vignettes resonate, there is an IP-BC LEVEL for you.
Understanding or Mis-understanding...you decide
In this first vignette, 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.
In this vignette, picture yourself as the immigrant with your own unique language or as the immigration officer offering a pathway to citizenship. It's not only about using a common language to express your goals...it's also about the citizenship principles. You're not "coming to America" but you have to choose your "patent speak" or Universal Patenting Language(UPL) and Guiding Principles(GPs) to achieve your pathway to PATENTSHIP. Choose wisely and opt in for IP-BC.
In this last vignette consider the following: The single most challenging part of patent counsels relationship with clients is UNINFORMED DISORGANIZATION. Imagine yourself as either the innovator or patent counsel, being offered a unique pill that magically gets you speaking the same patent language with the same understanding of what it's going to take to file. It brings new life to both of you as IP savvy partners, singing from the same hymnal. Will you each take the potion & be imbued with the power of IP-BC's Universal Patenting Language (UPL) & Guiding Principles(GP) to get equally organized, be mutually understood, and file accurately and first?
To get everyone on your team into the IP ZONE-everyone needs to use the same patenting language and understand the same guiding principles
Where do the IP SAVVYS book and IP-BC LEVELS fit in?
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 Utility patent filings in days instead of months.
WHAT: Intellectual Property BoostCamp is a Do It Almost Yourself Utility Patenting course for all IP roles & titles. How? The course is designed in LEVELS from Entry to Advanced-Practitioner. Use Schwartz's Big-Bang Theory of IP Capitalization (BBT) & 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 TSM using his 85%/15% rule. The course provides an airtight method for filings that anticipate Office Action(OA) REJECTIONS , eliminating "fatal" filing errors BEFORE filing, by 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.
The IPBoostCamp LMS is comprised of two components. The first component is the IPBoostCamp website that explains the course and offers ways to select your learning options based on your Role/Title in the utility patent hunt. Select from the menu and scroll down any of the pages to learn about this complex domain. The second component is the LMS multi-level course itself, including Starter-Kit, Entry, Intermediate, and Advanced-Practitioner. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: TSM is the DNA of patents with Strategic Competitive Advantage (SCA). The Big Bang Theory of IP Capitalization (BBT) defines the timeline of your patenting journey. Use TSM/BBT and you will draft patents from the “inside-out”..........Do this once, and change your IP conversations forever. File cost effectively, file airtight, and file right the first time. ..........When you secure utility patents with SCA you avoid Fatal Office Action Rejections BEFORE filing and publish with clean File Wrappers..........ONLY THEN WILL YOUR CLAIMS STAND THE TEST OF TIME. Explore the website, then select a course level. Authored by David Charles Schwartz, serial inventor, entrepreneur, & creator of TSM/BBT.
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