Patent lawyers and agents spend their entire professional careers communicating (with clients, patent examiners, judges, colleagues) no matter what their individual career paths may be. This course is about the process of research and communicating about patents. In other words, the goal of the course is to teach the building blocks of patent research and communication through multiple practice exercises so the student may repeat the process independently after successful completion of this course. This course leverages free, patent office, and commercial research tools. Deliverables and works include: patent landscape search and report, patentability search and opinion, patent risk search and assessment, patent invalidity search and opinion.