Introduction to Patenting Basics

Geting started with Patents


This course is designed to provide you understanding of basics and essentials of patenting. In this course you shall learn about different types of patents, how to define prior art, how to decide which type of patent searches to conduct and why you should perform them.


Upon completion of this course, you should walk away with:

  • Introduction to Intellectual Property
  • Identifying inventions
  • Carrying out preliminary searches
  • Defining prior art
  • Introduction to types of patent searches
  • Introduction to source of information
  • General protocol of searching.


Upon completion of this course, you should walk away with:

  • Understand the essentials of Intellectual Property
  • Know how to Identify inventions
  • Know Invention Disclosures
  • Know how to submit Invention Disclosures
  • Know how to manage Invention Disclosure Management System (IDMS)
  • Know how to carry out preliminary patent searches
  • Understand what is prior art and how it is defined
  • Know the different types of patent searches
  • Know the sources of information and how to declare them
  • Know the protocol of conducting patent search

Your Instructor

Kameshwar Eranki
Kameshwar Eranki

Kameshwar Eranki is Founder & CEO of VajraSoft Inc., a Intellectual Property Management Software company based in Silicon Valley, California, helping customers build, manage innovations portfolio and monetize IP's. Kameshwar architected several award winning Cloud, big data and innovations applications, and drives the growth of Products and Customer portfolio. He has over 24 years experience and is responsible for spearheading Intellectual Property Management Software development, process improvement, technology adoption and delivering customer value. He is recognized leader in Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing and as global Intellectual Property expert.

Kameshwar is experienced in providing transformative innovative solutions to Life Sciences, Green Energy, Automotive, Manufacturing, AgTech, Nutraceuticals, Food Processing, Glass & Chemicals, Aerospace Industries. He is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at World Patent Congress and Big Data Conferences and has published 11 books in Software programming technologies and Intellectual Property Management. Kameshwar is also IP Columnist and pens articles for leading newspapers and media channels. Kameshwar holds Master of Science in E-Business Systems and Technologies from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, USA. Kameshwar is based in Silicon Valley, California USA.

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