This practice-oriented course provides a comprehensive review of the fundamentals of the U.S. Patent System, including the sources of governing law, the role of the USPTO and the courts, the statutory requirements for patentability, and important issues in patent preparation, prosecution, and enforcement.
Working professionals who complete the Certificate will obtain a valuable credential that can be immediately applied to their work or potential work in area of US Patent Law.
The course will also help your preparation for the US Patent Bar Exam.
The course is being offered part-time and 100% online. The seven-week course will be delivered by a team of experts in a convenient and flexible online format that allows participants to access coursework, recorded video lectures, assignments, discussion boards, and live engagement opportunities with instructors and classmates. Projects, assignments and case study documents will be provided in advance to all participants. Q&A session of 30 minutes at end of each session
Online classes will be held 2 or maximum 3 times in a week. Each class would be of 2 – 2.5 hours duration and the timing will be 9.00 AM – 11.30 AM IST.
Participants can expect to spend approximately eight – ten hours per week on coursework, including completing the readings, exercises, and engaging in online discussion with experts in the field.
Corporate Patent Counsel, Patent Managers and Engineers, Patent Attorneys from Corporate and private practice, all those involved with patent protection in the United States.
The PG Diploma program is conducted by a team of international and Indian IP experts and practitioners. Practical knowledge and mentoring are a strong part of this training
All our team of trainers, mentors and experts will be drawn from one of the following domains:
David C. Berry is Of Counsel at Brooks Kushman PC, a 90-attorney intellectual property boutique firm in Detroit, Michigan with over 25 years of experience in patent law. Professor Berry is a Registered Patent Attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is also admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan (J.D., cum laude, and B.A.). He was an equity partner in the Boston, Massachusetts law firm of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, a 400-plus attorney firm with a national practice in venture capital and technology law, where he practiced IP law for 15 years. In private practice, Professor Berry has represented clients in patent procurement, licensing, and patent disputes, including in such fields as consumer products, biotechnology and biochemical engineering, semiconductor fabrication, computer devices, financial services, and e-commerce. He has been responsible for all aspects of patent and technology litigation, including bench and jury trials, Markman hearings, pre-litigation investigation, discovery, motion practice, and appellate practice, including successfully arguing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Since 2002, Professor Berry has been an educator and scholar concentrating on patent law and practice, and teaches courses in Patent Law, Patent Procurement, Patent Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, and Licensing of Intellectual Property. From 2002 to 2014, he was a Director of the Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law at Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School, where he developed an extensive IP law curriculum, including a post-graduate program granting an LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property Law. He was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus at WMU in 2014. He currently is an adjunct professor at Wayne State University Law School where he is responsible for the Wayne Law Patent Procurement Clinic, a USPTO-certified law school clinical program.
The program fee covers tuition, coursework and case materials
GIIP is happy to extend discounts to corporate or firms that wish to enroll multiple candidates for the workshop. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.