This is a recorded session from 2017's IP Compliance Course. Join us to learn or enhance your understanding of the U.S. patent application process from start to finish. The patent process requires a high-level skill set and a wide knowledge. These sessions will provide an overview of the process and terminology of patent preparation, prosecution, issuance, maintenance and enforcement. Beginning with an invention disclosure, we will discuss patent searching, application drafting, timing and formal requirements for filing an application, dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), patent issuance or abandonment, patent families, maintaining an issued patent in force, and how patents are used-and enforced if necessary-to support commerce.