IPR Institute


The IPR Institute holds courses and seminars encouraging IP professionals’ continuing education in this rapidly expanding field. Faculty is globally recognized experts in their fields. All courses are given in Tel Aviv, Israel. Participants from any country encouraged to attend. Members of the In House IP Mangers Forum receive 15% discount on all course fees.



Patents & Trade Secrets

Course for Inventors and Managers


About the course 

IP plays a pivotal role in R&D based companies. It is one of the main, and sometimes the no. 1, asset of the company. It affects company value and revenue (directly or indirectly). Many entrepreneurs, researchers and managers come to interact with company IP on a daily basis, ranging from merely knowing trade secrets, being an inventor and participating in patenting, protecting the company’s interests when signing agreements and if necessary in litigation.The purpose of this course is to introduce IP intricacies to personnel that are involved with it in performing their duties, to better familiarize them with the terminology and potential of the system so that they would be able to provide better IP and more efficient IP related work products for their respective companies and to facilitate communication between companies and their patent attorneys.



The Faculty is well known global and local intellectual property experts all with over 20 years of experience in the field including partners from the top international law firms of Mintz Levin, Greenblum & Bernstein; Modiano & Partners; and Smith, Gambrell & Russell. Top IP Directors of local companies will also lecture.   





March 27, 28, 29 





intellectual property





Prior Art Patent Searching is an integral part of writing, registering and submitting a patent. Patents are also a unique source of scientific, technological and competitive information. 
Reviewing patents owned by a key player in a specific industry enables insight into the business environment and also into the company’s strategy and future business plans.
Throughout the course, students will learn the following:

Why it is crucial to search for patents
How to use the results to meet specific business needs
Basic and advanced patent searching techniques
Exploration of major online patent databases (including exercises) 






This course is directed to both the novice paralegal and the experienced paralegal.  The sessions are designed to provide a guide for the patent paralegal, in particular with regards to the more complex issues of patent procedure.

Who Should Attend

Novice Patent Paralegals (up to 1 year experience) ♦ Experienced Patent Paralegals (over 1 year experience) ♦ In House Patent Administrators ♦ Formalities Assistants ♦ Other Patent Support Staff ♦ Persons who wish to become IP paralegals ♦ Persons presently dealing with the company patent portfolio

The Program*

  • Overview of IP rights 

  • Understanding the US, EP and PCT patent process 

  • Review of IDS rules and procedures  

  • Online Resources 

  • US After-final procedure 

  • The US appeal process 

  • EP pre search communications, life of a file and oppositions 

  • EP prosecution

  • Review of patent correction alternatives (certificate of correction, reissue, reexamination) 

  • Abandonment and revival of US patent applications 

  • IL procedures

* will include topics such as these listed. Detailed program will be available