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.
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
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.
Intellectual Property is at the HEART of SCA - It's SCA's DNA. TSM is key to drafting SCA patent applications that AVOID FOARs BEFORE filing
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.
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.
Identify shared needs and enable all participants to benefit
Conflicting goals not withstanding, 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. There's a LEVEL for everyone in the IP Hunt. Read the IP SAVVYS book, then select your IP-BC course LEVEL.
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).