Tuesday, July 18 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Georgia Tech Library Homer Rice Center
For more information:

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

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Summer Patent Search Classes

Looking for summer classes? What about a free patent class? Suppose that you have an invention and you want your idea be protected. Before filing a patent application, you would want to find out if the same idea has been patented. A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, this class will help you understand the basics of patent documents, how to navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively, and how to conduct your own patent search. There are two parts:

  • Part One: Introduction (including patentability requirements, identification of patent documents, patent classifications and patent search strategies)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (covering classification search using USPTO's PatFT/AppFT, and EPO's Espacenet; Hybrid search using classification and keywords)

Classes are offered on multiple dates. Choose the date that fits your schedule and register online:

  • Tue., May 16, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., June 15, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., July 18, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., August 8, 2017, 12-2 p.m.

Prerequisites: Preview the 7-Step patent search strategy video by the USPTO before coming to class

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These classes are open to everyone on the Georgia Tech campus as well as to the public. For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu