The Georgia Tech Library is offering two free classes on patent searches.  If you are considering a career in patent law (patent agent, patent examiner, patent attorney, etc.), understanding the basics of patent searches could be useful in your decision making process.

 

http://www.library.gatech.edu/calendar/libcalendar.php

 

Sat – Apr 9 
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
 

Patents Search Class I – For Inventors 

Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you have an invention idea that you want to file a patent on? Have you tried patent searches on your own? Do you need to learn how to conduct an effective preliminary patent search before filing? This class is designed to help inventors understand the patent search processes, and get hands-on exercises through different patent databases, such as PatFT (US granted patents database), AppFT (US published patent applications database), and Espacenet (EPO’s patent database), together with using the patent classification systems, such as CPC (Cooperative Patent Classification). Handouts will be provided.

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

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Mon – Apr 18 
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
 

Patents Search Class II – For Researchers 

Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you have a research topic that involves patent information? Are you wondering what kind of search tools are available for conducting patent searches and downloading relevant data for analysis? This class is designed for researchers, focusing on different patent databases and their features, including USPTO’s PubWEST and PubEAST, Thomson Reuters’ Derwint Innovations Index (GT only), and WIPO’s PatentScope. Additional search tools will be discussed while time permits.

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

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