About Us

The Certified Patent Strategist (CPS) designation is granted by The Institute for Patent Prosecution. The Institute for Patent Prosecution is dedicated to enabling professionals involved in prosecution to maximize patent value through strategic management of the prosecution process. The Institute for Patent Prosecution is a collaborative effort between The Business Development Academy (BDA) and Dr. Sinai Yarus.

The Business Development Academy is an internationally acclaimed establishment of higher education. The BDA is recognized as a leader in providing practical courses for senior executives with responsibilities in the fields of Business Development; Corporate Development; Corporate Strategy; Intellectual Asset Management; Valuation; Corporate Transactions; Finance, and Legal.

Other affiliates of the Business Development Academy include:

  • Certified Patent Valuation Analyst
  • Devil's Advocate Auditor
  • The Institute for Strategic Negotiations
  • Certified Emerging Company Analyst
  • Certified Research Developer

The BDA has run courses in over 20 cities in the United States as well as in Canada, the UK, Germany, Singapore, India, China, Hong Kong, Denmark, Columbia, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Israel.

Dr. Sinai Yarus is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Israel Patent Office and has experience practicing in jurisdictions such as the EPO, Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Russia and India via foreign associates. His academic background in agriculture, biochemistry, biotechnology and molecular biology is supplemented by technical expertise in diverse fields such as medical imaging, clean tech, solar energy, nano-particle based technology, medical devices, bone cement, RF applications, water purification and communications systems acquired during more than a decade of patent practice. Dr. Yarus emphasizes integration of patent protection into a business plan to guide clients in building IP portfolios that will serve their needs as their business develops. He has previously practiced at leading law firms in Israel and has served as in house counsel for an industrial consulting company.