UCLA short course on "Inventing, Patenting, and Licensing"

From: Goodin, Bill (bgoodin@unex.ucla.edu)
Date: Tue Jan 05 1999 - 20:15:20 EET

> On March 31-April 2, 1999, UCLA Extension will present the short
> course, "Inventing, Patenting, and Licensing", on the UCLA campus in
> Los Angeles.
> The instructor is Patrick MacCarthy, PhD, Consultant on Product
> Development and Inventing; and Professor of Chemistry, Colorado
> School of Mines, Golden.
Many inventors and executives do not understand the subtleties of the
patenting and licensing processes and associated terminology, and
most patent attorneys cannot take the time to explain the nuances of
patent law. This course addresses these issues and presents a
step-by-step approach to documenting and protecting ideas and
inventions. It provides information on how to obtain a patent and
a product, and covers the terminology of patenting and licensing, as
well as the subtleties of the patenting process. It also allows for more

efficient and effective communication with patent counsel.

The course explains what can happen after the patent is issued, and
offers the necessary information to make better decisions at an early
stage to avoid mistakes that may prove costly later. Lectures explain
how the short and long-term savings to an organization whose engineers
and administrative staff are knowledgeable in the patenting/licensing
areas can be substantial. Recognizing that what you don't know can
hurt you, the course removes the mystery from patenting and licensing
and describes what goes on at each stage of the process. Topics range
from mechanical, electrical, and chemical patents to the nascent areas
of software and biotechnology patents.

The course consists of structured presentations, multiple workshops,
and question-and-answer sessions. The nature of patents, the subtleties
of patent claims, patent interference, and patent infringement are all
explained. Several case histories are presented, thus providing
participants with a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts appreciation for the
aspects of the patenting and licensing processes. Participants also
have the opportunity to interact and share experiences in an informal

> Inventors, technical personnel in small and large companies,
> university
and government researchers, and technical managers responsible for
> intellectual property protection should all benefit from the course.
> The course fee is $1295, which includes course materials. These
> materials are for participants only, and are not for sale.
> For additional information and a complete course description, please
> contact Marcus Hennessy at:
> (310) 825-1047
> (310) 206-2815 fax
> mhenness@unex.ucla.edu
> http://www.unex.ucla.edu/shortcourses/
> This course may also be presented on-site at company locations.

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