Terms of Use

Enrolling in any courses offered by or through the Institute for Patent Prosecution or The Business Development Academy or any of their affiliates is no guarantee of growth or success in your career. Your career growth and professional opportunities are a function of many factors such as strength of the economy, your commitment to hard work, opportunities in your company and clients' willingness to pay for services you offer. The foregoing holds true for pursuing and / or attaining the Certified Patent Strategist designation.

By taking our courses and pursuing the Certified Patent Strategist designation you understand and agree that the professional services you render may be challenged by superiors; business associates; patent examiners; and, among other, adversaries, judges and juries in litigation. You further agree that you will hold the Institute for Patent Prosecution and The Business Development Academy and any and all of their affiliates and all of the instructors and principals involved in delivering the courses harmless in the event that your professional services are challenged. You understand that neither the Institute for Patent Prosecution nor The Business Development Academy nor any of their affiliates nor any of the instructors or principals involved in delivering the courses will be responsible in anyway whatsoever for any costs, liabilities or inconveniences that you incur should the work that you produce be challenged.

In the event that the Institute for Patent Prosecution or The Business Development Academy or any of their affiliates enters into a corporate combination or is required as a function of law or dispute with a third party, is required to change its designation from Certified Patent Strategist to something else, you agree to hold the Institute for Patent Prosecution and The Business Development Academy and any and all of their affiliates and principals harmless for any costs or inconveniences that you incur should it be necessary to change the title of the Certified Patent Strategist designation or change the letters "CPS".

The Institute for Patent Prosecution and/or The Business Development Academy reserve the right to modify this Terms of Use at its sole discretion.