Patent Prosecution Boot Camp
Are you a law student interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property? Don’t miss your chance to learn from USPTO experts about the patent process and the ways patent examiners review your patent application. The USPTO’s Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office offers an interactive four-part course on patent prosecution.
Module Two covers the importance of patent claims, different types of claims, and claim interpretation. We recommend the following reading prior to this course: 35 USC 112 (a)-(f); MPEP 608.01(i)-(o); MPEP 2111-2114.
Module Three covers legal statutes more in-depth, including common prior art rejections, and ways to overcome rejections to advance patent prosecution towards allowance. We recommend the following reading prior to this course: 35 USC 102; 35 USC 103; MPEP 2120-2129; 2131; 2141-2145; 2150-2159.
Module Four covers one of the most important skills for patent practitioners, drafting patent applications claims. We recommend the following reading prior to this course: 37 CFR 1.58(a); 37 CFR 1.75; MPEP 608.01(i); MPEP 608.01(m); MPEP 2111; MPEP 2114 and MPEP 2173.05(e).