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Tuesday Patent Class

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Georgia Tech Library, Homer Rice Center, Ground Floor

266 4th Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30332

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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 patent class on every 2nd Tue. of the Fall semester. Please choose the date that fits your schedule and register it online:

  • Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 12-2 p.m.

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

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. Virtual classes may be arranged by request to remote students and inventors who can not come on site. For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Location: Georgia Tech Library, Homer Rice Center, Ground Floor, 266 4th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Directions & Parking Information

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.

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266 4th Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30332

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