Whether you complete the entire Certified Valuation Professional Analyst program or opt for any of the individual training programs, you’ll receive the highest level training supplemented by extensive background materials, references, and spreadsheet templates. These training sessions are led by world experts in valuation, licensing, and negotiation from the Business Development Academy. These are not overviews or basic 101 courses; rather, they are detailed, advanced level programs that will not only enhance your skills and know-how, but also advance your career.
About the Advanced Patent Valuation Course:
This course dissects patents in order to ascertain their ability to withstand invalidity challenges, exclude others from practicing the art described in the patents as well as to determine their licensability.
Among the issues addressed in this course are:
- Why do seminal studies suggest that the number of independent claims is the single most telling indicator of patent value
- Getting the mix of independent and dependent claims right
- Balancing broad versus narrow claims
Assessing the Rigor of Patent Prosecution
- When is a long prosecution history indicative of patent quality
- Interpreting the impact of office actions on patent strength
- Determining risks of inequitable conduct
- How do you measure the quality of one patent’s citations against the citations of another patent
- When might examiner citations be more valuable than applicant citations
- Are self-citations sound indicators of patent quality
Other Patent Analysis Issues
- Is it better to have more patents each with fewer claims or fewer patents each with more claims
- Selecting and defining the most appropriate terms
- Impact of continuation filings on patent family value
- Do patents filed in more (foreign) jurisdictions have more value that patents filed in a single jurisdiction
- How do drawings impact patent value
- Are patents that contain more classifications more valuable that those that contain fewer classifications
- How do you determine how well the terms used in the descriptions sync up with the terms used in the claims
- How does the number of inventors listed on a patent impact invalidity risks
- How do you measure the risks and extent of possible patent value deterioration due to re-exam
- How do you determine the quality of the examiner and the impact of the examiner on patent strength
About the Instructors:
Lynda L. Calderone, Shareholder and Chair, Intellectual Property Group, Flaster/Greenberg
Ms. Calderone has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications as well as intellectual property litigation. Ms. Calderone serves a wide range of clients in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, U.S. reexamination and interference practice and European opposition practice.
Paul L. Hickman, A.B., BSEE, JD, CPVA, Partner, Technology & Intellectual Property Strategies Group PC
Paul L. Hickman, A.B., BSEE, JD, CPVA founded the technology law firm of Technology & Intellectual Property Strategies Group PC (dba TIPS Group) in 2006. His practice includes patent and trademark prosecution and IP counseling, licensing and litigation. He obtained his A.B. degree from Stanford University, his B.S.E.E. degree from San Jose State University, his J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and his Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA) designation from The Business Development Academy. Mr. Hickman served as President of Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA) from 2002 2003, was an Adjunct Professor of IP Law at Peninsula University School of Law from 1986 1999 and was an Instructor of IP Law at Santa Clara University Institute for Paralegal Studies from 1987 1998.
Joel H. Bootzin, Partner, Bootzin Patent Law
Joel H. Bootzin has had a broad-based intellectual property law practice for over 15 years. He manages U.S. and global patent portfolios for clients of all sizes, and he assists with the development of their worldwide patenting strategies. In addition, Mr. Bootzin counsels clients on avoiding patent infringement, working closely with client product development teams to provide opinions and suggest design-arounds. He also analyzes intellectual property portfolios for due diligence of potential merger, acquisition, or licensing targets.
About the Business Development Academy
The Negotiating Licensing Agreements for Maximum Returns course is one of four courses in the Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA) program, a unique designation offered by The Business Development Academy (BDA), an internationally acclaimed establishment of higher education. The BDA is recognized as a leader in providing practical courses for senior executives with responsibilities in the fields of Business Development; Corporate Development; Corporate Strategy; Intellectual Asset Management; Corporate Transactions; Finance, and Legal.
Approx. 3.5 hours