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Identify IP GOALS

You're in the utility patenting corridor of uncertainty. Which doors to open and when? How to ensure KIND AWAKENINGS...

Align your IP GOALS by title/role/tasking and get into the IP-Zone. When you do, you can change your IP conversation and your patenting outcomes. Identify YOUR IP GOALS, EVALUATE IP-BC, and select the IP-BC LEVEL that helps you best meet your objectives.


Goals are defined by IP Role/Title/Tasking

Whether aligning with IP GOALS as an individual or the IP Champion, find your IP Role/Tasking below. IP-BC LEVELS/MODULES are targeted to your needs.

Your role: 

  • CEO, inventor, engineer (innovator)

  • Patent counsel (legal)

As CEO of a high tech company, innovator, or IP counsel,  you will want to arm your team of IP hunters  with the IP SAVVYS book and IP-BC course offerings. My IP SAVVYS approach enables everyone to get in the IP Zone together. 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 SAVVYS is the only utility patenting book and course you will ever need

  • IP hunters, choose a LEVEL suited to their role/tasking and contribute to a >70% cost reduction in the IP spend
  • IP attorneys: take IP-BC/Patent Counsel Edition (PCE) to certify and finally get your clients organized
  • VC's and Business Developers, encourage your clients to get IP SAVVY - become AFFILIATEs

You may be passionate about innovation or responsible for patenting

Or anywhere in between...IP hunters typically wear multiple hats, often finding that they harbor conflicting goals and objectives. Gain mutual trust by mapping your goals into the IP-Zone - then evaluate and select the IP-BC course LEVEL that fine tunes the skills you need to meet your IP objectives.

There's an IP-BC LEVEL for every IP-Hunter

Whether you are CEO or inventor, or anywhere in between, when you're ready, get into the IP-ZONE with the LEVEL tailored to your IP goals and objectives. Use the more Patent Application Hail Marys

Your IP Goals will be different than others

Your goals may even be in conflict, but they're joined in the IP Zone. EVERYONE wants the patent to issue with a CLEAN FILE WRAPPER.


Technical Leaders: Improve selection of patentable matter, disclosure quality, accelerate IP pipeline. Understand the Big-Bang Theory of IP Capitalization, and what I need to know to start the process off on the right foot. The technical leader that takes on the role of IP Champion can engender an atmosphere of TRUST and help all players align their conflicting objectives.


Legal Leaders: Whether an IP liaison, inside counsel, outside counsel, or a DIY inventor/founder, a key goal is the rapid conversion of utility compliant invention disclosures into complete provisional or full patent application filings, in the shortest time and lowest cost. Legal seeks to  utilize a patent workflow that minimizes the risk of Office Action Rejections with the actual filing, by anticipating them in advance.


Product Leaders: Product marketing works with sales and business development. A key goal is to ensure the best, protectable, competitive advantages are part of the product line. Critical is setting differentiated messaging for the unique, protected elements  as part of the value proposition. A key objective is to have a method that identifies and articulates the key differentiators to create value propositions and develop sales around core strength.

SUMMARY GOALS: You're here because you want to/need to know more about IP acquisition.

  • As a "lone wolf" independent inventor (a rare breed), or an IP player with many IP hats seeking to further IP skills.
  • As an independent IP Attorney in an IP law firm, working with inventors.
  • As an IP LIASON or a patent agent working with the patent office on prosecution.  
  • Each player harbors one or more technical goals, legal goals, and/or marketing goals.
  • IP-BoostCamp will refocus you into the IP-Zone
  • Own your unique goal(s) and respect competing ones . . . collaborate better with others in the IP hunt.

EVERYONE wants patents with Sustainable Competitive Advantage (SCA)

Patents are at the HEART of SCA - They are SCA's DNA. TSM/BBT is key to drafting SCA patent applications that AVOID FOARs BEFORE filing

Get everyone on the team IP SAVVY

Identify unique learning needs and cooperate with shared IP goals

You want a kind Awakening on Notice of Allowance...

How to Ensure a KIND AWAKENING?

Conflicting goals not withstanding, everyone want patents to issue quickly and cleanly. CEO's expect them to offer sustainable differentiation, finance wants predictable on budget spends, Innovators are challenged to create and pick the right Preferred-Embodiment (P-E), R&D/Engineering is expected to perfect the P-E at the lowest cost, IP Counsel is tasked to get monopoly rights, Product Marketing has to sort out the competitive landscape, and BusDev is charged with selling the "must have differentiators". 

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 are really possible! Patent flaws that killed SCA CAN actually BE AVOIDED with my repeatable claim de-risking method...TSM/BBT offers teams 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 enables all IP hunters to get into the IP-ZONE together. There's an IP-BC LEVEL for everyone in the IP hunt.

First, use the IP SAVVYS book. It provides an end to end explanation of TSM/BBT.  Then , as your learning requirements become clear, select a LEVEL.

IP leaders and Executives in the know

Find the right LEVEL or PAK for their team

Start at any LEVEL - Upgrade at any time

INDIVIDUALS typically pick a LEVEL based on their IP tasking.  IP-BC has something for every IP role/task. Use the LEVEL chart to see how easy it is to go down the IP learning curve with Schwartz. Can it be right for you now? Start on your "goto" LEVEL and hone your IP skills in days and months instead of years.

Executives in the know use IP-BC as an insurance policy to protect their vision. They know getting the IP journey on track is job number one when starting a business. Why? This is when the risk of "seeding traps" is extremely high, and legal mis-steps in IP protection can be very expensive and could result in cataclysmic downstream failures.

New CEO's, typically running a Startup in development/incubation, benefit from IP-BC by protecting their investment. They are usually in the process of launching a new product or business. Aspiring Entrepreneurs often rise as an IP champion, having a key management position, and take the lead in adopting IP-BC for the very same reasons. 

PAKs are for IP champions. They are economically designed for TEAMS. IP-BC has something for every IP role/task. Can it be right for you now? Use the IP-BC/ENTRY(Champion-Edition) to take a look at the entire course. The Champion PAKs include all LEVELs. Get everyone IP savvy and hone your IP skills in days and months instead of years.

When you're ready to CheckOut, use the Role/Title/Tasking MATRIX to confirm your selection(s).

I'm passionate about IP GOALS!

Take me into the IP-Zone.

I want 80 more IP-IQ points.  I also want "20-20 hindsight" into my IP journey, a way to change my IP conversations, and a better way to predict my Utility Patenting future.

Select a Starter-Kit, ebook, or LEVEL Identify learning objectives for IP role/task by course LEVEL

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