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Patent Strategy for Entrepreneurs

A fast-paced and easy to follow course that will give you a concrete understanding of patent protection for inventions.


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Whether you're new to patents or looking to advance your skills, our webinar series prepares scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs for dealing with the patent issues they will face as innovators.


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Learn from highly trained, friendly instructors from the comfort of your home.

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DiscoverĀ patent strategies and advance your knowledge andĀ skills.

Comprehensive Patent Courses

Learn how patent claims work, the law regarding inventorship, the scope of patent rights, and more. 

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Designed with You in Mind

Stephen M. Hou has practiced patent prosecution for law firms in Boston and San Francisco, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He has taught patent seminars at premier universities in the U.S., Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He has been involved in three award-winning startup companies, serving as co-founder, chief engineer, and software engineer. Stephen received his law degree from the New York University School of Law, where he was an InSITE Fellow, advising startup companies and venture capitalists on patents, technology & entrepreneurship. Stephen graduated Phi Beta Kappa with two undergraduate degrees in physics and electrical engineering (EE) and two graduate degrees in EE, all from MIT, where he was a microsystems engineer and instructor. He earned the President Paul E. Gray Award for Excellence in Research and the Goodwin Medal, MIT's highest honor for excellence in teaching by a graduate student.

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This webinar series prepares scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs for dealing with the patent issues they will face as innovators.

Patent protection for inventions is a valuable component of business strategy for startups and established companies alike.

What you'll get:

  • The series spans a wide variety of topics in patent law, including claims, inventorship, patentability requirements, the patent application process, prosecution, post-grant proceedings, litigation, and licensing.
  • Although the focus will be on US law, some topics are enhanced with the laws of other jurisdictions as well.
  • We discuss what recent developments in patent law mean for inventors, and draw examples ranging from computer software to pharmaceutical industries.