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Patent Search Classes - Spring 2017

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Patent Search Classes - Spring 2017
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Patent Search Class 39 Tickets Mar 21, 2017 Free  

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

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Georgia Tech Library
Homer Rice Center, West Building, Ground Floor
266 4th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0900

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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