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AOCS Webinar: Making Sense of [Patent] Claims (September 8, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT)

  • 08 Sep 2020 10:42 AM
    Message # 9219745

    Professional Society AOCS [the science and technology of oils, fats, proteins, surfactants and related materials] have offered series of three webinars “Making Sense of Patents – A Guide for Scientists and Engineers”. The webinar below is Part 2 of these series:

    Making Sense of Patents - Making Sense of Claims, Part 2 of 3 September 8, 2020  3:00 PM  - 4:00 PM EDT

    Elaborating on his first webinar, “Making Sense of Patents – A Guide for Scientists and Engineers”, Scott Bloomer, Director of Technical Services at AOCS, will help attendees continue to understand patents by providing a brief outline of the parts of a patent and explaining how these parts contribute to the meaning of patent claims. Learning objectives for this webinar include how to identify central terms of the patent claims, finding the meaning of these central terms and synthesizing these parts to clarify the intent of patent claims.

    About the presenter: Scott Bloomer is the Director of Technical Services at AOCS. Before coming to AOCS, Bloomer worked for a major research department drafting, filing and defending patents and carrying out freedom-to-operate studies. After several years working in fats and oils research labs he became a Registered US Patent Agent. He understands patents from both the inventor's scientific perspective and the legal perspective, and how to interpret between them.

    Registration link : (also a link to a recording after the event)

    Related resource on claim interpretation relevant for prior art searching:

    Listen an audio section (6:57-20:00) of “How to Find Prior Art Tutorial”(2005) prepared by a patent attorney Dan Ravicher then Executive Director of  the Public Patent Foundation (“PUBPAT”) ( (6:57-20:00,  this discussion of claims and claim interpretation is not  in slides, which has an attachment with US 6,592,925 discussed in the recording)

    See also PUBPAT's free Claim Construction Dictionaries (2010) prepared by Dr. David Garrod.



    Other AOCS webinars from the 3-part "Making sense of patents" series:

    Making sense of patents - A guide for scientists and engineers Part 1 of 3 (Recorded September 1, 2020)

    In this webinar, attendees will become acquainted with code breaking and pattern recognition strategies for identifying and extracting needed information from patents.

    A Full description and a link to recording: (Also at YouTube:

    Making Sense of Patents - Pitfalls of Patent Ignorance, Part 3 of 3
    September 15, 2020 | 3:00 PM EDT

    In the final part of this webinar series about patents, presenter, Scott Bloomer will cover tips and tricks to decoding patents. This webinar will cover some of the common patent code words and how their meanings can be something other than the expected common usages, how to correctly refer to patent documents in scientific publications, common misconceptions regarding patent holder rights and where and how to search for patents. Attendees will also get a better understanding of the benefits of and differences between granted patents and trade secrets.

    Registration link: (also a link to a recording after the event)

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