How to be a Prolific Inventor

Empower inventors to be able to play a major role in the monetization of innovation
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Published 10/2013 English

Course Description

A prolific inventor is not just measured by the number of patents being generated, but by how his or her patents truly generate revenues for the business. A prolific inventor has a big picture of the patent value chain and how patents can become a critical part of a company’s asset. This tutorial will empower inventors with needed knowledge to be able to play a major role in the monetization of innovation, whether in a corporation or as an individual entrepreneur.

The tutorial includes downloadable "Course Notes" containing a transcript of all audio from the tutorial.

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Once you've completed all lectures and have passed the final quiz with a score of 70% or better, request your certificate of completion from IEEE, good for 1 Professional Development Hour or .3 Continuing Education Units, available at no extra charge.

Course Author

Matthew Ma holds a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Northeastern U. of USA. He also holds a M.S. and B.S., both in electrical and computer engineering, from State Univ. of New York Buffalo and Tsinghua University Beijing, respectively.

Dr. Ma has a unique background that combines extensive scientific research experience with diversified patent training and licensing experience. He has 15 years industrial research experience primarily in consumer electronics, in which he was a senior scientists and program manager at Panasonic research company in US for 11 years. Since then he has transitioned to intellectual property and has played various roles as patent analyst, directors of IP operations and strategy. He had held the position of Director of Intellectual Property at SRI International in Silicon Valley before he founded his current company Scientific Works USA, which focuses on IP training and helping entrepreneurs and individual inventors with patent filing.

Dr. Ma has authored several books including “Fundamentals of Patenting and Licensing for Scientists and Engineers” published by World Scientific, 2009. This book has been featured on IEEE Spectrum and has been adopted by several universities, such as UC Berkeley, as text books for entrepreneurship and innovation courses.

Dr. Ma holds 14 U.S. patents, is an IEEE senior member, and is also an associated editor of International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI). He is the co-chair of the first and second International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Processing (WMMP) in 2008 and 2010, respectively. He is a frequent speaker at IEEE consultant networks and other entrepreneurship events, a member of Intellectual Property Owner Association and a patent agent admitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

What are the requirements?

  • A working knowledge of patent protection, as available in the companion course "Fundamentals of Patent Protection for Engineers"

What am I going to get from this course?

  • This tutorial will empower inventors with needed knowledge to be able to play a major role in the monetization of innovation, whether in a corporation or as an individual entrepreneur. In this tutorial, students will:
  • Learn to evaluate a patent
  • Develop the knowledge to make a filing decision
  • Understand the patent prosecution process
  • Grasp the scope of patent claims
  • Analyze patent search procedures
  • Be able to gather and understand evidence of use and patent infringement

What is the target audience?

  • Inventors
  • Technical Professionals
  • Engineers

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Curriculum

Section 1: Course Overview
02:16

This section provides a brief overview of the course, as well as the biography of its author, Dr. Mathew Ma. Downloadable materials include the references used in creating the course, as well as a full transcript of all audio in the course.

Section 2: How to Evaluate a Patent
05:46
Topics in the Section include:

* Patent Use and Business Opportunities

* Patent Evaluation--From Lincensee's Perspective

* Patent Evaluation--Other Considerations

* Patent Maturity Date

* Patent Invalidity Risk

* Patent Valuation

Section 3: Making a Filing Decision
Making a Filing Decision
Preview
19:55
Section 4: Inventors' Tips in Patent Prosecution Process
Inventors' Tips in Patent Prosecution Process
07:18
Section 5: Understanding the Scope of Patent Claims
Understanding the Scope of Patent Claims
06:22
Section 6: More on Patent Search
More on Patent Search
02:56
Section 7: Uncovering of Infringing Product and Evidence of Use
Uncovering of Infringing Product and Evidence of Use
05:09
Section 8: Final Quiz
Final Quiz
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Quiz
10 questions
Section 9: Certificate of Completion
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Once you've completed all lectures and have passed the final quiz with a score of 70% or better, request your certificate of completion from IEEE, good for 1 Professional Development Hour or .3 Continuing Education Units

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