Professional Education Services Company, ltd

Training for Professionals by Professionals

How to Obtain a Patent

Course Outline


 Patents and Patent law

 Changes to patent law America Invents Act (AIA)

 Searching for prior art

 Preparing an abstract, specifications and claims

 Completing basic patent application forms

 Prosecuting a patent application

 Patent Office Organization and Operations

 Responding to the USPTO

 Foreign filings

 Current issues that may affect future filings


Instructor/Developer: Nicholas Georgalis, MSEE, PE


Nicholas Georgalis is a registered professional engineer with the State of Ohio. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology and a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Georgalis worked at AT&T and its affiliates for over 20 years as a staff manager conducting engineering economic studies as one of his responsibilities. He also helped to establish the Quality District for Ameritech. His experience includes the engineering and project management of Intelligent Communications Systems. He has given talks and conducted training on a variety of engineering related subjects to military organizations, public agencies and private corporations. Mr. Georgalis has also worked as a patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office and he is a patent holder.

Course is qualified for:

On-line hours



Professional Engineers



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