You have an invention and you want your idea be protected. Before filing a patent appliction, you would want to find out if the same idea has been published. 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, we designed this class to help you understand patent documents and navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.
- 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., Jan. 10, 2017, 1-3 p.m.
- Thur., Jan. 26, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
- Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 1-3 p.m.
- Thur., Feb. 23, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
- Tue., Mar. 7, 2017, 1-3 p.m.
- Tue., Mar. 21, 2017, 1-3 p.m.
- Tue., April 11, 2017, 1-3 p.m.
- Thur., April 27, 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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