Learn All About America Invents Act, European Unitary Patent, “Designing Around” Valid US Patents, and More!

Every professional in the patent field will have the opportunity to learn about crucial patent law, search, and business topics during the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program hosted by Patent Resources Group.  The Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program, held April 7-13, 2013 in Orlando, Florida at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, will cover a wide variety of highly relevant patent law topics, including:

These are just a few of the popular patent-related topics available through the Advanced Courses, so continue reading for more information about the outstanding Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program!

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Courses for all Types of Patent Professionals: PRG Spring 2012 Advanced Courses Program

All types of patent professionals need continuing education to stay current on the latest changes to patent law, new patent search resources,  and the most up-to-date techniques on drafting winning patents. As always, Patent Resources Group stands ready to help all patent professionals, from patent attorneys and agents to prior art searchers, hone their skills and learn about the latest changes to patent law, including  the most significant development in the patent world in a generation: America Invents Act (AIA).  PRG’s Spring 2012 Advanced Courses Program will be held from March 25-31, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida, and all courses have been updated to reflect the many impacts of AIA.  In addition, PRG will offer a new, one-day course:  “America Invents Act: Monumental Changes, the Consequences, and the Unanswered Questions,” that will analyze the overall changes of this legislation.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, FL.

Let’s take a look at the 14 courses offered in the Spring 2012 Advanced Courses Program, after the jump!

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Studying for the Patent Bar Exam, from Start to Finish

  If you haven’t passed the Patent Bar yet, do you need some tips on how to prepare for this difficult exam?  A new blog can help you craft the perfect study plan, as you follow a fellow student who chronicles his journey through a Patent Bar Review Course and sitting for the Patent Bar Exam.  Readers who’ve already taken the Exam can compare their own study experiences with the blogger’s journey.  Readers will also be able to interact with the blogger, asking the blogger questions about his study plan or giving him tips on useful strategies and resources.

Read on, and I’ll give you a brief overview of what you can expect from  the new blog Passing the Patent Bar with PRG!

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CLE Courses with Flexibility: Video-on-Demand Courses from PRG

I recently had the opportunity to watch one of Patent Resources Group’s Video-on-Demand (VOD) courses, and I wanted to share a few points I took away from the experience.  I viewed the course “Patent Law Essentials,” a 5.5 hour course taught by  PRG’s Academic Director, Paul Gardner.  Besides getting an excellent overview on the basics of patent law, I also got to view the Video-on-Demand (VOD) interface.  Continue reading to learn the top reasons I was impressed with the course!
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An Interview with Matthew Rodgers: Instructor of PRG’s The Art and Science of Patent Searching

Have you ever conducted a patent search?  If you’ve done a patent search professionally, you will probably agree that there are many specialized techniques and concepts that a user must learn before they can conduct an adequate search.   I recently sat down with Matthew Rodgers, instructor of Patent Resources Group’s Art and Science of Patent Searching course, to discuss exactly how patent searches differ from regular non-patent literature (NPL) searches.

After the jump, Matthew Rodgers describes the nuances of patent searching and how patent professionals can improve their search skills through the Art and Science of Patent Searching!

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Last day to enter the Patent Law in Palm Springs Sweepstakes! and What’s up with Intellogist: September edition

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Before I begin this Intellogist Update post, I want to make sure all our readers know that today is the LAST DAY to enter our partner PRG’s fabulous Patent Law in Palm Springs Sweepstakes! One (1) lucky winner of the Sweepstakes will be invited to join our sponsor, Patent Resources Group, at the October 2010 Advanced Courses program in Palm Springs, California for a free one-, two-, or three-day course of their choice, including a four-night stay during the program at the world famous Renaissance Esmeralda! The Renaissance Esmeralda was featured in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List of “World’s Best Places to Stay” and was listed as one of Travel + Leisure’s “500 Greatest Hotels in the World.” This prize package is valued at $3,000 USD and includes PRG course and hotel only. Airfare, meals, entertainment and other miscellaneous expenses are not included.

Entering the sweepstakes is easy. There are four ways to enter, which gives you a total of four possible entries. If you’ve only entered one way, you’re missing out! Try out these options:

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Take your shot at the Patent Law in Palm Springs Sweepstakes

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It’s been almost two weeks since we launched the Patent Law in Palm Springs Sweepstakes and we have to say…we’re impressed by your response! Since the sweepstakes runs through September 3rd, it’s not too late to take your shot to stay in a world-class resort in Palm Springs AND take an industry leading one-, two-, or three-day patent education course for free. That’s right, for FREE!

Don’t forget: there are four ways to enter, which gives you a total of four possible entries. If you’ve only entered one way, you’re missing out! Try out these options:

• Like PRG on Facebook (and notify us via email)

• Follow @PRGPatentResources on Twitter and send out a tweet about the sweepstakes using the hashtag and blog link

• Write a blog post about this sweepstakes (and notify us via email)

• Share a publicly available LinkedIn Status update about this contest (and notify us via email)

Make sure to check out all the details on our original Patent Law in Palm Springs Sweepstakes post.
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