PPF102: Patent Prosecution Fundamentals - Prosecution

SYLLABUS: IPParalegals_PPF102_Course_Syllabus.pdf 

Completion of IPP-PPF101 or a fundamental understanding of U.S. patent application filing is recommended.

• Webinar course commences January 8, 2013.
• DATES: January 8 through January 31, final test on February 5.
• 4 weeks | 8 classes + Final Exam

• Tuesday & Thursday evenings
• 7:30pm - 9:30pm U.S. CST

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS (Please read before registering.)
• Registration closes Friday, January 4, 2013 at 5:00pm U.S. CST.
• Click the "Click To Begin Registration" button below;
• On the "Live Sessions" page:
   - select the "Upcoming" tab;
   - click the Register link for the desired course;
   - fill out the Registration Information section; then
   - click the Register button at the bottom.

NOTE: Once your registration submission is processed you will receive payment instructions via email. Registration will be approved upon receipt of tuition payment.


Commencing on January 8, 2013 PPF102 is a 4-week / 16-hour course comprised of eight 2-hour classes plus a week 5 final test. Classes are held each Tuesday and Thursday evening between 7:30pm & 9:30pm U.S. CST.

IPParalegals Patent Prosecution Fundamentals PPF102 is an intermediate look at patent prosecution. Upon completion, students will have learned the basics of prosecuting a patent application in the United States. Detailed procedural analysis, advanced research techniques, plus finding, assessing and troubleshooting filing errors and implementing their solutions will be covered. Included will be numerous new changes in patent prosecution procedures as a result of the America Invents Act implementation effective September 16, 2012.

All sessions are held live and online with Ms. Viola Ange, our IP Specialist and expert instructor who has been teaching patent and trademark prosecution to nonlawyer IP professionals for over two decades.

In addition to interactive classroom instruction from Ms. Ange, all sessions are video recorded and made available online for student playback 24x7 up to the final test date. After-class shop talk and offline Q&As between sessions are the norm.

Tuition is $495.00 U.S. and includes registration, course materials, 16 hours of online classroom instruction, web video playback of each session, a 2-hour final test and Certificate of Completion upon graduation. Package discounts for bundled courses, as well as discounts for multiple students attending from the same organization, are also available.

Tuition, less a $25.00 handling charge per registration, will be refunded upon WRITTEN CANCELLATION received by 5:00pm U.S. CST on Friday January 4, 2013. (Written cancellations may be emailed to IPeducation@ipparalegals.com.) No refunds will be given after this time, but substitution of attendees for this course is permitted. Paid registrants not entitled to a refund may still download course materials for each class prior to that class' commencement.

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IPParalegals will actively pursue remedies for intellectual property infringement and/or theft to the fullest extent of the law. At its sole discretion, IPParalegals reserves the right to deny registration, as well as deny or restrict access to classes and/or course content, at any time and without the possibility of refund or reimbursement, should intellectual property infringement on any level be suspected.