Are you an inventor, an entreprenuer, a student or a researcher who is getting ready to apply for a patent or someone who is curious about patents? Before you talk to a manufacturer or the public about your invention, it is wise to get your idea protected. A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In this class, you will learn the patent basics as well as patent search strategies through hands-on exercises. Handouts are included. The class contains two parts:
- Part One: Introduction to patents (including patentability requirements, identification of patent documents, patent classifications and patent search strategies)
- Part Two: Patent search hands-on practice (including classification search using USPTO's PatFT/AppFT, and EPO's Espacenet; Hybrid search using classification and keywords)
We are offering this class on the last Tuesday of the month. Please choose the date that fits your schedule and register it online:
- Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m.
- Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m.
Prerequisites: Preview the 7-Step patent search strategy video by the USPTO before coming to class.
(Note: Though not required, we recommend that you bring your own laptop to the class for hands-on searches.)
These classes, offered by the Georgia Tech Patent and Trademark Resource Center, Georgia Tech Library, are open to everyone on the Georgia Tech campus as well as to the public. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Clough 102 266 4th Street NW Atlanta, GA 30332
Visitors need to use one of the visitors parking lots on campus. The closest parking spaces are Visitors Area 2 or Area 3, near the Student Center (350 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332). More questions on directions? Call the library services desk at 404-894-4500.