Course Description

This course provides the theory, samples, and forms needed to prepare and file a patent application in the United States. You can file a provision application or a utility application. This will save you THOUSANDS of dollars and provide you with guaranteed patent pending status and access to the USPTO. You can patent something on your own - let me show you how.


Don't be fooled by patent filing services like legalzoom. They provide no guidance in actually preparing the contents of the patent application. Filing the application is the easy part, which is why their cost is as low as it is.


A FREE search for your mechanical invention is included in your registration! Give us enough details to understand your innovation and we will search the U.S. patent literature for you and provide FREE copies of the findings - very helpful!


This course is available to you for unlimited time and covers the subjects needed to prepare and file a patent application. If you would like to include individual coaching, consider one of the other courses. We have a suitable course for everybody!



Founder: Atheism Academy

James Lindon Ph.D., J.D.

Patent attorney since 1999

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter - a few course notes and free search offer!

    • Chapter One - course features, free search!! video

    • Checklist for Filing a Utility Patent Application

    • US7002104 Heated Baseball Glove - please download this and review

  • 2

    Chapter - Whether to file a patent application. When to file.

    • Whether and when to file a patent application - video

  • 3

    Chapter - Patentability. Novelty. Utility. Obviousness.

    • Video - patentability, novelty, utility, obviousness

  • 4

    Chapter - types of patent applications

    • Video - types of applications

  • 5

    Chapter - Specification

    • Video - Specification

  • 6

    Chapter - vocabulary, drawings

    • Video - Vocabulary, drawings

    • patent terms

    • USPTO Drawing Requirements Rules

  • 7

    Chapter - Claims, who is an inventor, USPTO forms, requisites of an application

    • Video - Claims, Inventorship, USPTO Forms, Application Requirements

    • Utility Patent Application Transmittal aia0015

    • application data sheet aia0014

    • Checklist_for_Filing_a_Nonprovisional_Utility

    • nonpublication request sb0035

    • certificate of mailing sb0092

    • credit card form PTO-2038

    • declaration aia0001

    • fee transmital sb0017

    • IDS 1449 sb0008a

    • micro entity sb0015a

    • Design Application Transmittal aia0018

    • Provisional Application Cover Sheet sb0016

    • Utility Patent Application Transmittal aia0015

  • 8

    Chapter - Discussion of text of 7,002,104

    • PatentPreparationCHEIGHT

  • 9

    Chapter - Review of drawings of US7002104 Heated Baseball Glove and Conclusion

    • Video - Review of drawings of US7002104 Heated Baseball Glove and Conclusion

  • 10

    Broad Claims vs Narrow Claims - Claim 13 vs Claim 14 of US7002104 Heated Baseball Glove

    • claims 13 and 14 of US7002104 Heated Baseball Glove

    • Claims 13 and 14 - checklist and chart handout

  • 11

    Chapter - Obviousness; stent example

    • Video - Obviousness; stent example

    • US6007575 Samuels

    • US5423745 Todd

    • US5423851 Samuels

    • US5693088 Harrison Lazarus

    • TRIVASCULAR VS SAMUELS ipr

    • 15-1631.Opinion.2-3-2016.1

  • 12

    Chapter - Utility Application vs Provisional Application

    • Video - Battle of the Patent Applications