The Patent Drafting and Prosecution course is a 3-month course facilitated on an e-learning platform. This course aims to introduce IP professionals to the skills of patent drafting and prosecution.
Patent drafting and prosecution are specialized skills that merge technology with law. These skills are not taught in law school but are used regularly by intellectual property (IP) lawyers as well as inventors.
Upon completion of the course, the successful student will:
– Understand the structure and function of a patent application;
– Understand the concept of claiming within patents; be capable of drafting simple claims toward simple inventions;
– Understand the patenting process; and (for lawyers) be able to give basic patenting advice to inventors.