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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.

Directions for getting to the Den of Sorrells Library:

Sorrells Library is on the 4th Floor of Wean Hall, shown on the map here. If you enter in the front of Wean Hall, take the elevator down one floor. When you exit the elevator, the library will be on your left. The Den is in the back of the library.

Monday, November 18, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Sorrells Library, Den
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Matt Marsteller