Patent Training Workshop Progress Update

The Patent Training Workshop has now replaced the older, Basic Patent Training course within the PES Patent Bar review. We have produced and uploaded approximately 12 hours of video for the new course and it is ready to go for you.

Now when you login to the course, you’ll see the Patent Training Workshop right up top.

Clicking on that will take you to the Patent Training Workshop home page.

If you still want to access the Basic Patent Training course, there is a link to do so at the bottom of the Patent Training Workshop home page.

The Patent Training Workshop is set out with an Introductory Module which covers the who, what, why, when, where, and how to’s of patent law. It is around 1 hour in length and will provide you with the basics of patent law. If you haven’t yet enrolled and are interested, you may watch the videos in the Introductory Module for free by signing up to get a Trial Account.

Once you’ve watched the Introductory Module, you will progress onto Module I of the Patent Training Workshop.

Here is a breakdown of Modules I – IX:

At this point, it is a very complete course that will walk you through the details of most all the topics covered on the Patent Bar exam (in fact, we have 80+ videos in the course right now). There area number of different videos each covering a different topic, quiz questions after each module, as well as a full glossary. Here’s an example of an expanded module:

The Patent Training Workshop is just the first step in the PES Patent Bar review. Once you go through it, you will have gained expertise in the area of patent law and will be more than ready to progress onto Step II which is mastering the MPEP.  That’s where you’ll learn the details and structure of the MPEP through our Guidebooks to Patent Law as well as the Workbook Quizzes.

To really integrate the Workshop into the rest of our program, we link to the related videos from the Patent Training Workshop on each Guidebook chapter page.

As you can see, there’s a new icon titled ‘Training’ and clicking on that will take you to the video(s) that cover topics in the chapter from the Patent Training Workshop course.

For instance, in the home page for chapter 100, we have embedded the ‘Access’ and ‘Foreign Filing License’ Patent Training videos for easy access.

Both these topics are covered in chapter 100 so you can watch those videos either for the first time, or for a second time right before you go through the chapter. Each topic video in the Workshop averages around 10 minutes in length. So they don’t take up too much of your time and re-watching them is only going to help you master the material.

We’ve done this for each chapter and section covered in the Guidebooks.

Here’s another example, this one from chapter 600, which covers ‘Parts, Form and Content of Application’.

As you can see, this chapter includes a number of videos pulled out for you and embedded right where you need them.

We do suggest going through the complete Patent Training Workshop first and then starting in with Step II of the program. If you’d like to re-watch the videos in that second step, this new feature will make it easy for you to find what you need.

And if  you’re already part of the way through the course, you can definitely watch the videos as you get to them while working through the Guidebook or set some time aside to go through the entire Workshop full of videos.

Think of it as an additional tool to help you pass and if you’re already enrolled, you gain access to it at no extra charge.

We’re very happy to put this new training together for you and help you get on the path to a new career in patent law!