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Patent/Prior Art Searching, Part One

Searching the patent and other engineering/science databases for prior art is a monumental task. It really helps to use a systematic approach to the task and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office outlines just such an approach in the 7-Step U.S. Patent Search Strategy Guide. This workshop will introduce attendees to the process and give them practice with using the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) scheme for locating relevant patents. An experiential learning approach will be used so attendees are expected to bring their laptops.

The workshop will take place in two parts. In this first part, attendees will be introduced to the process and go through some practical exercises. In the second part, students will share their efforts to locate the proper area of the CPC scheme for either their own idea or one suggested to them by the instructors. This sharing session should serve to gain additional insight into the approach.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sorrells Library, Den
Sorrells Library
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