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Get Trained. Get it Right.

Video Training Programs

Course Descriptions

Entrepreneur Program - If you're running a startup, there are no excuses. You have to get it right, and filing a patent is not enough. You are expected to be a strategic invention manager. That's what you will learn.

  • Clarify Your Invention: Learn if your idea is truly inventive, and what type of patent is most effective to protect your invention.
  • Deal With Competitors: Learn how to find your competitor's patents, and design around them.
  • ​Do it Yourself: Learn how to determine who an inventor on your invention, write your own provisional patent application - and file it with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • ​​​Free eBook: "Patent Strategy For Entrepreneurs".
  • ​​Consult: Get your questions answered with a one-on-one call. We want you to be awesome running your startup. 

Intro to Patents

You will learn about the history of patents, the types of U.S. patents, foreign patents, and how to read them.

Patent Searching

You will learn how to use free online tools for searching patents. This is a critical skill that all inventors should know how to do efficiently.

Inventorship

You will learn the framework for determining who should be listed as an inventor for your inventions, and why it is absolutely essential to get this right.

Patent Expiration

You will learn how to calculate expiration dates for all types of U.S. patents, and the importance of this skill.

Design Around - Level 1

You will learn how to design your products to avoid infringing other's patents.

Writing & Filing a PPA

You will learn how to frame your invention for value, write a provisional patent application, and file it with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We also do a live demo that takes you step-by-step in the process.

Consulting Call 1

This is a 40-minute call just for you. You will be speaking with me, Curtis Droege - this is not outsourced. Audio or Video, your choice. My goal for this call is to address any questions you have from the training, and any high-level questions you may have. 

Small & Medium Business Program - You are asked to manage the invention process and work with outside counsel. This is a big-time stretch assignment, even for a professional inventor. This program will enable you to be an effective Patent Manager.

  • Patent Marking: Learn how to properly associate your patents with your products, and why.
  • ​​Patent Management: Levels 1 & 2. Learn how to set up a patent management function for your company, key metrics, and how to effectively work with outside counsel. 
  • Patent Strategy: Levels 1 & 2. Learn how a patent strategy can support your business strategy, then learn to develop a patent strategy for your own company.
  • Design Around: Level 2. Built on the foundation from Design Around Level 1, more complex examples will be discussed. We will also introduce the concept of patent litigation that may arise even if you properly design around a competitor's patents.
  • Consult: What is your challenge? We will work with you one-on-one to address those challenges. 

Patent Marking

For companies with products and services, you will learn the value of associating patents with your products and services, and how to do it efficiently.

Patent Strategy - Level 1

You will learn to think about patents as a business asset, and how patents can help support your business strategy.

Patent Mgm't - Level 1

You will learn how to start a patent management program for your company. We will also discuss what metrics make sense to track, and ones that seem to make sense but are pointless. And finally, we will discuss some very practical issues that you will certainly face with inventors and management.

Design-Around - Level 2

This is a continuation of Level 1. We will discuss more complex cases for design-around patents, including the “doctrine of equivalents”, “indirect infringement”, and divided patent infringement. This is a very informative course that will likely sharpen your invention acuity!

Patent Strategy - Level 2

In this course, we enable you to develop a patent strategy for your company that is aligned with your corporate strategy, utilizing patents and other forms of intellectual property to develop an IP portfolio that will “move the needle” for your company. 

Patent Mgm't - Level 2

In this Level 2 course, we discuss complex issues associated with patent management such as budgets, developing a cross-functional team, working effectively with “functional silos”, and effectively managing up down the org. chart. 

Consulting Call 2

This is a 60-minute call just for you with Curtis Droege. The goal for this call is to further address any questions you have from the training. You are also welcomed to raise any specific challenges you have. If you like, I will sign an NDA so you can speak freely. But note that I am NOT your legal representative - just two people talking.

What You Get - Each student will receive:

  • ​Online Videos: Videos streamed to your computer or mobile device when you want them. 
  • ​​Downloadable Notes: You will be provided notes with key points for each video in pdf form.
  • ​Certificate of Completion: Once you complete the course, send us a note and we will mail your Certificate of Completion anywhere in the U.S. 
  • No Exams: We're all adults, so there is no need to check your work. If you say you completed the program, we believe you. 
  • Discounts: For multiple students in the same company (startup or established SMB), discounts are available. See the check-out page for details.

Course Descriptions

Entrepreneur Program - If you're running a startup, there are no excuses. You have to get it right, and filing a patent is not enough. You are expected to quickly become a Professional Inventor! That's what you will learn.

  • Clarify Your Invention: Learn if your idea is truly inventive, and what type of patent is most effective to protect your invention.
  • Deal With Competitors: Learn how to find your competitor's patents, and design around them.
  • ​Do it Yourself: Learn how to determine who an inventor on your invention, write your own provisional patent application - and file it with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • ​​​Free eBook: "Patent Strategy For Entrepreneurs".
  • ​​Consult: Get your questions answered with a one-on-one call. We want you to be awesome running your startup. 

Intro to Patents

You will learn about the history of patents, the types of U.S. patents, foreign patents, and how to read them.

Patent Searching

You will learn how to use free online tools for searching patents. This is a critical skill that all inventors should know how to do efficiently.

Inventorship

You will learn the legal framework for determining who should be listed as an inventor for your inventions, and why it is absolutely essential to get this right. Practical issues are also introduced that are rarely considered by invention teams.

Patent Expiration

You will learn how to calculate expiration dates for all types of U.S. patents, and the importance of this skill.

Design Around - Level 1

You will learn how to design your products to avoid infringing other's patents.

Writing & Filing a PPA

You will learn how to frame your invention for value, write a provisional patent application, and file it with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We also do a live demo that takes you step-by-step in the process.

Consulting Call 1

This is a 40-minute call just for you. You will be speaking with me, Curtis Droege - this is not outsourced. Audio or Video, your choice. My goal for this call is to address any questions you have from the training, and any high-level questions you may have. 

Small & Medium Business Program - You are asked to manage the invention process and work with outside counsel. This is a big-time stretch assignment, even for a professional inventor. This program will enable you to be an effective Patent Manager.

  • Patent Marking: Learn how to properly associate your patents with your products, and why.
  • ​​Patent Management: Levels 1 & 2. Learn how to set up a patent management function for your company, key metrics, and how to effectively work with outside counsel. 
  • Patent Strategy: Levels 1 & 2. Learn how a patent strategy can support your business strategy, then learn to develop a patent strategy for your own company.
  • Design Around: Level 2. Build on the foundation from Design Around Level 1, more complex examples will be discussed. We will also introduce the concept of patent litigation that may arise even if you properly design around a competitor's patents.
  • Consult: What is your challenge? We will work with you one-on-one to address those challenges. 

Patent Marking

For companies with products and services, you will learn the value of associating patents with your products and services, and how to do it efficiently.

Patent Strategy - Level 1

You will learn to think about patents as a business asset, and how patents can help support your business strategy.

Patent Mgm't - Level 1

You will learn how to develop a patent management program for your company. We will also discuss what metrics make sense to track, and ones that seem to make sense but are pointless. And finally, we will discuss some very practical issues that you will certainly face with inventors and management.

Design-Around - Level 2

This is a continuation of Level 1. We will discuss more complex cases for design-around patents, including the “doctrine of equivalents”, “indirect infringement”, and divided patent infringement. This is a very informative course that will likely sharpen your invention acuity!

Patent Strategy - Level 2

In this course, we enable you to develop a patent strategy for your company that is aligned with your corporate strategy, utilizing patents and other forms of intellectual property to develop an IP portfolio that will “move the needle” for your company.

Patent Mgm't - Level 2

In this Level 2 course, we discuss complex issues associated with patent management such as budgets, developing a cross-functional team, working effectively with “functional silos”, and effectively managing up down the org. chart. 

Consulting Call 2

This is a 60-minute call just for you with Curtis Droege. The goal for this call is to further address any questions you have from the training. You are also welcomed to raise any specific challenges you have. If you like, I will sign an NDA so you can speak freely. But note that I am NOT your legal representative - just two people talking.

What You Get - Each student will receive:

  • ​Online Videos: Videos streamed to your computer or mobile device when you want them. 
  • ​​Downloadable Notes: You will be provided notes with key points for each video in pdf form.
  • ​Certificate of Completion: Once you complete the course, send us a note and we will mail your Certificate of Completion anywhere in the U.S. 
  • No Exams: We're all adults, so there is no need to check your work. If you say you completed the program, we believe you. 
  • Discounts: For multiple students in the same company (startup or established SMB), discounts are available. See the check-out page for details.
You won't learn this stuff in MBA school, law school, or engineering

But you don't need an expensive degree. If you are sharp enough to invent and start a company, we can take it from there.

We don't "dumb-down" the information, though. That would be a disservice to you. After coaching hundreds of inventors, we just know how to teach. Your head might hurt from time to time, but that's the cost of growth.

You won't learn this stuff in MBA school, law school, or engineering

But you don't need an expensive degree. If you are sharp enough to invent and start a company, we can take it from there.

We don't "dumb-down" the information, though. That would be a disservice to you. After coaching hundreds of inventors, we just know how to teach. Your head might hurt from time to time, but that's the cost of growth.

No pressure, but ...
You Need This
I have consulted with hundreds of clients, resulting in more than 1,000 patent applications filed. Yet, nearly all of my clients have made mistakes, costing them the opportunity to patent an invention, or (even worse) spending money on patents that have little to no value. 

Embedded in every course is lessons I have learned to help you get it right the first time. 
Now It's Your Turn
Be Awesome in 14 Days!
If you're an inventor, do it right. Build your knowledge before building your invention momentum.  You can complete the Entrepreneur Program in 14 days. The SMB Program will take an additional 14 days. This enables you to complete one course every other day. Can you do that?

Invent Like a Pro

Our training will enable you to navigate the many issues with inventing, patenting, and so much more. I will be surprised if you invention ideas do not improve - a lot! But I hope you don't stop there. The Entrepreneur Program will help you think comprehensively about inventing. And the SMB Program will help you become a strategic patent manager.

Manage Down, Manage Up

With the SMB Program, you should feel comfortable managing the patent function for any engineering team. And just as importantly, you will have the confidence to manage your manager's (or investor's) expectations while also managing outside counsel.

No pressure, but ...
You Need This
I have consulted with hundreds of clients, resulting in more than 1,000 patent applications filed. Yet, nearly all of my clients have made mistakes, costing them the opportunity to patent an invention, or (even worse) spending money on patents that have little to no value. 

Embedded in every course is lessons I have learned to help you get it right the first time. 
Now It's Your Turn
Be Awesome in 14 Days!
If you're an inventor, do it right. Build your knowledge before building your invention momentum.  You can complete the Entrepreneur Program in 14 days. The SMB Program will take an additional 14 days. This enables you to complete one course every other day. Can you do that?

Invent Like a Pro

Our training will enable you to navigate the many issues with inventing, patenting, and so much more. I will be surprised if you invention ideas do not improve - a lot! But I hope you don't stop there. The Entrepreneur Program will help you think comprehensively about inventing. And the SMB Program will help you become a strategic patent manager.

Manage Down, Manage Up

With the SMB Program, you should feel comfortable managing the patent function for any engineering team. And just as importantly, you will have the confidence to manage your manager's (or investor's) expectations while also managing outside counsel.

Book Your Training Now!
entrepreneur program
$
3,490
  • 6 Courses
  • 1 Consulting Call
  • Free eBook "Patent Strategy For Entrepreneurs"
  • Certificate of Completion
smb program
$
6,490
  • 12 Courses
  • 2 Consulting Calls
  • Free eBook "Patent Strategy For Entrepreneurs"
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Coming Soon!
Book Your Training Now!
entrepreneur program
$
3,490
  • 6 Courses
  • 1 Consulting Call
  • Free eBook "Patent Strategy For Entrepreneurs"
  • Certificate of Completion
smb program
$
6,490
  • 12 Courses
  • 2 Consulting Calls
  • Free eBook "Patent Strategy For Entrepreneurs"
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Coming Soon!
Tungsten IP, LLC dba Invention Garage
Invention Garage is a registered trademark of Tungsten IP, LLC. Copyright 2021
Tungsten IP, LLC dba Invention Garage
Invention Garage is a registered trademark of Tungsten IP, LLC. Copyright 2021