Writing a Patent Application

Course aims

The course introduces students to the disclosure of a patent specification, which is a techno-legal document that establishes novelty and non-obviousness of an invention. The course covers basic prerequisites of patentability, namely, novelty, inventiveness, industrial applicability, and sufficiency of disclosure. The course also provides clear guidelines for transforming an invention into technical contents of patent applications.

Target group

Doctoral students, young researchers


B1/B1+ (level of English)

Course content
Course Objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will:

  • differentiate between a patent specification and a scientific research article;
  • write the description of the invention and its operation or use;
  • disclose the method of performing the invention;
  • made a clear claim of the invention;
  • provide well-structured technical information on the invention;
  • illustrate an invention by drawings;
  • discover information about technical publications using Derwent Innovation Index.

  • Elena Bazanova, PhD, associate professor

    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

e-mail us: lttc@mipt.ru