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From Idea to Invention WorkShop - Part 3

Part III– Searching and Reading Patents; Filing a Provisional Patent Application

UPDATE: This meeting has been revised and is now highly recommended for all attendees of Parts I and II. Laptops are not required.

A. The patent document  – content and role of each document part; why and how to painlessly read patents.

B. Internet searches  – what to look for, and where.

C. Provisional patent application DIY filing –  what and how.

Notice: the workshop is for Hebrew speakers;  Click here for a PDF Hebrew-English version of this document.

Workshop Goals

Inventors and entrepreneurs want to patent their ideas; some are afraid that their ideas might be stolen, others want to impress investors, and some want to protect their future products against copying by competitors.

The customary way to apply for a patent is to describe the idea, verbally or in writing, to a patent attorney who drafts and files the patent application. Unfortunately, however, there is often an invisible gap between the inventor and the patent attorney that causes the invention itself to be improperly presented, or to be missed entirely.

“What invention is hiding in my idea?” is a question that inventors and entrepreneurs must answer before seeing a patent attorney. The majority of inventors and entrepreneurs, though, are not equipped with the tools needed for understanding and answering this question.

This workshop will equip participants with the knowledge and tools to help them fulfill their critical role in the patenting process, to get better patents and to make better use of them.


The workshop is given by Motti Teicher, an independent inventor named on 56 US patents and active for over two decades in invention, inventor training, and entrepreneurship.


The workshop is for anyone who is involved with, or who is interested in, inventions and entrepreneurship. No prior knowledge or experience in technology or patenting is needed, and even experienced inventors will benefit from participating.

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  • edan i.

    very interesting, as usual. thank you Motti for your time and effort.

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • Dudi A.

    Great and helpful

    1 · May 28, 2014

  • Michael M

    Can't get enough of Motti.
    Truly good use of your time if this interests you.

    May 25, 2014

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