Jeff Holman’s Pro-App provisional patent writing workshop is a must-have learning experience, especially if you want to invent and bring multiple ideas to the market.
In his course, you learn what is important to include and what does not need to be added in your provisional patent. Jeff is patient and has a well laid-out course, with a step-by-step approach to make it easy for you to learn and apply.
I need to say a few words about Jeff Holman and his workshop.
First, his workshop is an excellent resource for those who want to DIY provisional patent applications.
I high recommend it! Jeff is genuinely interested in helping inventors! Second, his methodology is second to none! Jeff has so much experience as both a patent attorney and an inventor that he has thought of the best way to help others with DIY provisional patent applications.
Finally, with Jeff’s help I was able to file several provisional patent applications. His help was invaluable, and I can honestly say that I could not have done it without him!
I attended Jeff Holman's patent class and then successfully filed a provisional patent application. In the course I learned what plans and descriptions were needed for my invention.
This saved me lots of work on the drawings and description. More importantly had I filed before the course I would have made my application unable to defend and probably rejected by an examiner. For me Jeff's course was invaluable.
Inventorship, foreign filing, patent pitfalls, typical costs, and so much more. There is more to understanding patents than simply filling out a basic application template. Get introduced to topics that go beyond the basics and give you a head start on your patent experience.
Module 1: Define Your Invention
The first step to drafting your provisional patent application is to properly identify your invention. Get access to a comprehensive "Innovation Disclosure Form" used with sophisticated global innovative companies. Describing your invention is much more than simply providing a couple of drawings and a descriptive paragraph, but that's a great start.
Module 2: Illustrate Your Invention with Patent Drawings
Starting with your own invention drawings, learn to create patent drawings that will expand the scope of your provisional patent application and help you think about your invention from new perspectives, without getting caught up in unnecessary formalities.
Module 3: Describe Your Invention
The specification for your provisional patent application is centered around your invention. But it doesn't have to be limited to a single "embodiment" or version of your invention. Learn how to expand on your original concepts to capture greater scope, value, and advantage during future examination with the patent office.
Module 4: Claim Your Invention
Although patent claims are not required for a provisional patent application, learn the basics of independent and dependent claims. Also learn why it might be beneficial to include some claims in your application.
Module 5: File Your Provisional Patent Application
Throughout the workshop, we maintain focus on the true objective--to get your invention "patent pending"--so you can pursue your innovation dreams. We set milestones within the workshop that allow you to stop and file your provisional patent application when it makes sense for you. At each milestone your application is complete and ready to file, even though each additional milestone will result in a better application.