Beer-Sheva, Israel – April 19, 2021 – An experienced patent attorney, Dr. Lando, explains in a course of 12 lectures how to draft a full patent application. Throughout the 12 lectures, the course uses an actual invention of a sundial.
During a test-run of three months, the course attracted dozens of American and international students: patent trainees, inventors, patent attorneys, and scientists/engineers pursuing intellectual property career.
“The guide leads the student step by step,” said Dr. Lando, the course instructor, “starting with a conceptual design and several invention embodiments, continuing with claim drafting in legalese, towards detailed specifications in plain English”.
The course teaches how to draft a full patent application using an actual mechanical invention. The invented dynamic sundial connects the apparent sun motion along the year and along the day with a product and a method for active determination of the solar hour and the approximate date. The 12 movies are accompanied by practice activities and rich resources to facilitate excellent learning opportunities.
The first section begins with a description of an invention, first the concept of the invention and the embodiments of the invention. The guide continues with a presentation of the results of a prior art search and by analysis of the most relevant documents of the prior art with the described invention. Then, three sections are devoted to the drafting of the patent application.
The second section deals with the initial drafting steps, the step of preparing drawings without any written explanation, and the step of drafting a short description of each drawing. The third section deals with the drafting of the claims. A first movie describes the drafting of the independent product claim. An additional movie is devoted to the dependent product claims. The last movie of the section deals with the method claims.
In the fourth and last section, the claims are first used to draft the brief summary by converting the legalese to plain English. The abstract is derived from the brief summary by shortening paragraphs and word saving in order to withstand a 150-word limit. The brief summary and the drawings are used to draft the product description and the method description in the last two movies of the guide.
The last movie ends with the final polishing of the whole patent application. Each movie is accompanied by a practice activity to further enable the student to exercise the studied material. Rich resources are available for downloading and further facilitate excellent learning opportunities.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/TrFukJMmeIE
Dr. Mordechai Lando is an experienced patent attorney working in an Israeli-American law firm. He also holds 7 American and israeli granted patents of his own.