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  Events
  Library Classes
  Data Classes
  Multimedia Classes
  Software Classes
  Multiple Events
Wed - May 11
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Summer Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you want to conduct a patentability search before filing a patent application? Have you wondered about what the best search strategy to use when conducting a patent search? Designed to help inventors navigate through multiple free patent search databases effectively, this patent search class includes two parts:

  • Part One: Introduction
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice

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

Directions & Parking Information

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Tue - Jun 14
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Summer Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you want to conduct a patentability search before filing a patent application? Have you wondered about what the best search strategy to use when conducting a patent search? Designed to help inventors navigate through multiple free patent search databases effectively, this patent search class includes two parts:

  • Part One: Introduction
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice

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

Directions & Parking Information

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Mon - Jun 20
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  School of Mechanical Engineering Library Orientation
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

This Library orientation session provides an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in the School of Mechanical Engineering (such as the Library Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, dissertations, patents, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided. 

Although customized for School of Mechanical Engineering students, GT students in other schools are also welcome to attend this class.

Please contact Bette Finn (bette.finn@library.gatech.edu) for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Tue - Jun 21
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  School of Mechanical Engineering Library Orientation
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

This Library orientation session provides an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in the School of Mechanical Engineering (such as the Library Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, dissertations, patents, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided. 

Although customized for School of Mechanical Engineering students, GT students in other schools are also welcome to attend this class.

Please contact Bette Finn (bette.finn@library.gatech.edu) for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Thu - Jun 23
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  School of Mechanical Engineering Library Orientation
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

This Library orientation session provides an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in the School of Mechanical Engineering (such as the Library Catalog, Inspec/Compendex, NTIS, dissertations, patents, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided. 

Although customized for School of Mechanical Engineering students, GT students in other schools are also welcome to attend this class.

Please contact Bette Finn (bette.finn@library.gatech.edu) for further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group.

Tue - Jul 12
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Summer Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you want to conduct a patentability search before filing a patent application? Have you wondered about what the best search strategy to use when conducting a patent search? Designed to help inventors navigate through multiple free patent search databases effectively, this patent search class includes two parts:

  • Part One: Introduction
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice

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

Directions & Parking Information

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Tue - Aug 9
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Summer Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you want to conduct a patentability search before filing a patent application? Have you wondered about what the best search strategy to use when conducting a patent search? Designed to help inventors navigate through multiple free patent search databases effectively, this patent search class includes two parts:

  • Part One: Introduction
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice

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

Directions & Parking Information

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - Patents Search Class I – For Inventors

Tue - Sep 6
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

A good patent search will help identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of an invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, we designed this class to help you navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.

  • Part One: Introduction (including identification of patent documents)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (including hybrid searching using classifications and keywords)

Classes are offered on multiple dates.

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes

Tue - Sep 6
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Photoshop
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators, and regular people like you.

Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines, and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop.

In these workshops we will experiment with variety of Photoshop tools and techniques covering things such as : Liquify, Spot healing, blending images using layer masks, examples of portrait retouching, adjusting image  brightness/contrast and creating special effects.

Topics can vary, therefore a more detailed description of topics to be covered will be sent to the email you provide, closer to the time.

For more information visit our website

Workshops are usually held in the Homer Rice Center, Ground floor of the library.

Eventbrite - Photoshop for Beginners

Wed - Sep 7
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  EndNote X7 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies or trying to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote X7 is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee!

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz 

Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program (Technical Tools elective)

Thu - Sep 8
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Discover PRIMO: The new GT Catalog and Discovery System
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

PRIMO provides both a single search interface and robust advanced searching options to provide a gateway to a wealth of scholarly content -- including our print, electronic and digital collections. Join us for this hands-on workshop exploring PRIMO -- including search tips, browsing capabilities, and personal customization options available to the GT community. Information on requesting items from the LSC/Library Service Center (including Emory's shared collection in the LSC) and via InterLibrary Loan will be included.

No registration is needed. Contact Lori Critz (lori.critz@library.gatech.edu; (404)385-4392) for further information or questions.

Tue - Sep 13
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
  Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Job seekers – knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage during your job search. You’ll be shown how to effectively use key online company information sources to get the big picture about a company. The Library subscribes to these – at no cost to you! We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Wed - Sep 14
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Sci-Hub, Scholarly Communication, and You
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

In recent months, so-called “pirate” sites such as Sci-Hub have gained attention for providing easy access to any scholarly journal article, without regard to the user’s subscription status, and without requiring payment. This activity often infringes on the copyright in the articles, which is generally held by publishers. Librarians have been quick to recognize that sites such as this are illegal, but nevertheless these sites remain popular This class will explore the issues of academic resource access, including discussion of why these sites are popular, and who benefits and who is harmed by illegal access to scholarly work. We’ll also discuss how you, as a scholar, can ensure that you can retain the copyright in your work and make your work openly accessible regardless of publisher or pirate motives in the scholarly communication landscape.

Learning objectives:

  • Define and identify a “pirate” scholarly website
  • Understand the basics of traditional (legal) access to scholarly publications
  • Understanding of options for making one’s own scholarly work available openly and legally

No registration is needed. Contact Fred Rascoe for further information or questions.

Wed - Sep 14
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Job seekers – knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage during your job search. You’ll be shown how to effectively use key online company information sources to get the big picture about a company. The Library subscribes to these – at no cost to you! We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Thu - Sep 15
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Job seekers – knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage during your job search. You’ll be shown how to effectively use key online company information sources to get the big picture about a company. The Library subscribes to these – at no cost to you! We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Fri - Sep 16
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Job seekers – knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage during your job search. You’ll be shown how to effectively use key online company information sources to get the big picture about a company. The Library subscribes to these – at no cost to you! We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Mon - Sep 19
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Job seekers – knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage during your job search. You’ll be shown how to effectively use key online company information sources to get the big picture about a company. The Library subscribes to these – at no cost to you! We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Tue - Sep 20
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
  Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Job seekers – knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage during your job search. You’ll be shown how to effectively use key online company information sources to get the big picture about a company. The Library subscribes to these – at no cost to you! We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Tue - Sep 20
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  InDesign
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic  production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media.  It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures,  magazines, newspapers and books. This can be extremely useful for academic presentations.

Get some hands on time with this professional software!

In this essentials workshop we will familiarize you with the  interface  while going over some of the basic tools necessary to create a poster or brochure. Topics may include working with text, text wrap on images, document setup, alignment, and importing images and text . The instructor will provide students with templates for practice outside of class.

Topics can vary, therefore a more detailed description of topics to be covered will be sent to the email you provide, closer to the time.

For more information visit our website

InDesign is a desktop publishing and layout tool; if you have assets such as logos, pictures or content you would like to experiment with, you may bring them to these workshops.

Workshops are usually held in the Homer Rice Center, Ground floor of the library.

Eventbrite - InDesign for Beginners.

Wed - Sep 21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Literature Review Boot Camp
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you confused on where to start when writing a literature review for your research project, thesis, or dissertation? Don't worry, the Literature Review Boot Camp will set you up for success. This one hour hands on workshop will assist you with the following:

  • Developing your topic/hypothesis
  • Creating a concept map
  • Identifying pertinent resources to analyze
  • Identifying literature to review
  • Analyzing and summarizing the literature
  • Synthesizing & outlining the literature
  • And finally, writing!

For more information please email: seth.porter@library.gatech.edu

Thu - Sep 22
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

A good patent search will help identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of an invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, we designed this class to help you navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.

  • Part One: Introduction (including identification of patent documents)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (including hybrid searching using classifications and keywords)

Classes are offered on multiple dates.

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes

Tue - Sep 27
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Discover PRIMO: The New GT Catalog and Discovery System
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

PRIMO provides both a single search interface and robust advanced searching options to provide a gateway to a wealth of scholarly content -- including our print, electronic and digital collections. Join us for this hands-on workshop exploring PRIMO -- including search tips, browsing capabilities, and personal customization options available to the GT community. Information on requesting items from the LSC/Library Service Center (including Emory's shared collection in the LSC) and via InterLibrary Loan will be included.

No registration is needed. Contact Lori Critz (lori.critz@library.gatech.edu; (404)385-4392) for further information or questions.

Wed - Sep 28
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Photoshop
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators, and regular people like you.

Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines, and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop.

In these workshops we will experiment with variety of Photoshop tools and techniques covering things such as : Liquify, Spot healing, blending images using layer masks, examples of portrait retouching, adjusting image  brightness/contrast and creating special effects.

Topics can vary, therefore a more detailed description of topics to be covered will be sent to the email you provide, closer to the time.

For more information visit our website

Workshops are usually held in the Homer Rice Center, Ground floor of the library.

Eventbrite - Photoshop for Beginners

Mon - Oct 3
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  EndNote X7 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies or trying to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote X7 is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee!

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz 

Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program (Technical Tools elective)

Tue - Oct 4
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

A good patent search will help identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of an invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, we designed this class to help you navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.

  • Part One: Introduction (including identification of patent documents)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (including hybrid searching using classifications and keywords)

Classes are offered on multiple dates.

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes

Fri - Oct 7
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  IEEE Xplore Instruction Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

The Georgia Tech Library's subscription IEEE Xplore database includes access to the full text of IEEE content published since 1988 with select content published since 1872 from:

  • IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines
  • IEEE and IET conference proceedings
  • IET journals
  • IEEE published standards

Also known as the IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)

Mon - Oct 17
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  FANGS IN FOCUS – Digital Photography for Beginners
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Part of the Library’s “Vampire Sessions” of late night classes and workshops

Do you love taking camera phone photos and want to move to next level with your photography? Have you taken the plunge and purchased a “pro-sumer” or professional-grade camera, but feel a bit lost? Have you ever borrowed one of the Library’s digital cameras and felt that you were not taking full advantage of all the features it offered? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, this late-night “Vampire” course is built for you.

Using the Library’s cameras as examples, attendees will learn the ins and outs of the modern Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera, the standard format for hobbyists and professional photographers around world. Beginning with a brief introduction to the science of “manual” photography, we will then explore all those screens, buttons, and dials, leaving you much more familiar and comfortable with the camera as a tool. We will then transition to learning how the camera’s capabilities apply to actual photo-taking.

Basic skills like Composition, Exposure, and Selective Focus will be explained and demonstrated, leaving attendees well equipped to produce quality photos suitable for any number of applications, from class projects and campus organizations, to personal family photos.

Questions? Contact Jerrold Mobley - Jerrold.mobley@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - FANGS IN FOCUS – Digital Photography for Beginners

Mon - Oct 17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Discover PRIMO: The New GT Catalog and Discovery System
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

PRIMO provides both a single search interface and robust advanced searching options to provide a gateway to a wealth of scholarly content -- including our print, electronic and digital collections. Join us for this hands-on workshop exploring PRIMO -- including search tips, browsing capabilities, and personal customization options available to the GT community. Information on requesting items from the LSC/Library Service Center (including Emory's shared collection in the LSC) and via InterLibrary Loan will be included.

No registration is needed. Contact Lori Critz (lori.critz@library.gatech.edu; (404)385-4392) for further information or questions.

Mon - Oct 17
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Illustrator
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing tool, commonly used by graphic designers.

In this beginning workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce you to handy features/tools within the package, as we create a basic shapes, for logos or labels.

Exercises may include things like: typing on a path, extrude and bevel, working with text, blending, scaling, adjusting gradients, live trace and experimenting with the new shape builder tool. Illustrator is a must have in your arsenal of software for professional looking results. The class is held in a Mac classroom, so familiarity with a Mac environment is helpful, but not necessary. PC virtual environment also available.

For more information visit our website

Topics can vary, therefore a more detailed description of topics to be covered will be sent to the email you provide, closer to the time.

Workshops are usually held in the Homer Rice Center, Ground floor of the library.

Eventbrite - Illustrator for Beginners

Tue - Oct 18
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Literature Review Boot Camp
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you confused on where to start on writing a literature review for your research project, thesis, or dissertation? Don't worry, the Literature Review Boot Camp will set you up for success. This one hour hands on workshop will help you with the following:

  • Developing your topic/hypothesis
  • Creating a concept map
  • Identifying pertinent resources to analyze
  • Identifying literature to review
  • Analyzing and summarizing the literature
  • Synthesizing & outlining the literature
  • And finally, writing!

For more information please email: seth.porter@library.gatech.edu

Wed - Oct 19
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

A good patent search will help identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of an invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, we designed this class to help you navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.

  • Part One: Introduction (including identification of patent documents)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (including hybrid searching using classifications and keywords)

Classes are offered on multiple dates.

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes

Fri - Oct 21
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  VantagePoint Training: Part One - Introduction (Application overview, importing data, cleaning data)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in text databases. It helps you quickly understand and navigate through large volumes of text-based information, giving you a better way to view your information and turn your information into knowledge. Multiple Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) data resources provide a potent opportunity to enhance university research, helping to address such issues as:

  • What facets of this technology development are especially hot?
  • What is on the cutting edge in my area of interest so I can be sure my focus is novel?
  • Who else at my or another university is doing research related to mine?
  • Are there applications for my research outside its current area?
  • Who is citing my research and what are they doing?
  • For my interdisciplinary proposal, which local university resources should I include?

Both sessions (Part One & Part Two)  will use a dataset from the Web of Science database for “hands-on” experience. 

Questions?  Contact Lori Critz, lori.critz@librarygatech.edu

Mon - Oct 24
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP THESE BITEMARKS? – Photoshop Basics for the Digital Photographer
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Part of the Library’s “Vampire Sessions” of late night classes and workshops

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators, and regular people like you. But this is a late-night course for Vampires only, and will focus solely on Photoshop as a companion for the digital photographer.

Attendees will receive guidance on using its powerful tools to create better digital images, beginning with basic photo finishing skills such as proper cropping, rotating, and sizing of images. But we’ll also touch on more powerful tools within the software that will address correcting exposure, adjusting color and color casts, as well as working with Adobe's powerful layer and selection tools.

You’ll even learn some proper techniques for retouching like a pro, including “cloning” away undesirable artifacts in your images – like fang punctures on necks.

Questions? Contact Jerrold Mobley - Jerrold.mobley@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP THESE BITEMARKS? – Photoshop Basics for the Digital Photographer

Tue - Oct 25
8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
  Patents and Trademarks: Get the Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Location: Wilby Room, Ground Floor, Georgia Tech Library

In 2016, the Georgia Tech Library marks its 70th years as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center. In conjunction with this, you are invited to a day-long free public seminar for inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, students, and legal professionals. The seminar is featuring invited representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.in Wilby Room, Georgia Tech Library, Ground Floor West. It will cover patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and power searching of patents and trademarks, using USPTO Patent and Trademark Databases. There will also be a panel of experts presenting Georgia Tech and local resources on invention, entrepreneurship, technology licensing, and IP legal processes.

Directions & Parking Information

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Due to limited space, please register for only the sessions you can participate in.

Eventbrite - Patents and Trademarks: Get the Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property

 


Program AGENDA:

8:30 am
Sign-In and Welcome

9:00 - 10:00 am
Overview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets
Tom Turner, Librarian, USPTO Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program

10:00 - 10:10 am
Break

10:10 - 11:10 am
Conducting a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search Using  USPTO Databases
Jim Bettinger, Fellowship Librarian, USPTO Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program

11:10 - 11:40 am
Using PubEAST to Enhance Your Patent Searching Productivity
Jim Bettinger

11:40 - 1:00 pm
Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Conducting a Federal Trademark Search Using USPTO Databases
Tom Turner

2:00 – 2:30 pm
GT PTRC 70th Anniversary Celebration and Patent Exhibit

2:30 – 2:45 pm
Break

2:45 – 4:15 pm
Invention and Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion

  • Terry Bray, Ph.D., Director of Technology Licensing, Office of Industry Engagement, Georgia Tech Research Corporation
  • Christopher Reaves, Director of Undergraduate Research and Student Innovation / InventurePrize
  • Harold Solomon, Principal Consultant, VentureLab, Georgia Tech
  • Jason Fletcher, J.D., IP Attorney, Ballard Spahr LLP Atlanta
Wed - Oct 26
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  EndNote X7 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies or trying to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote X7 is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee!

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz
Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program (Technical Tools elective)

Thu - Oct 27
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  InDesign
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic  production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media.  It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures,  magazines, newspapers and books. This can be extremely useful for academic presentations.

Get some hands on time with this professional software!

In this essentials workshop we will familiarize you with the  interface  while going over some of the basic tools necessary to create a poster or brochure. Topics may include working with text, text wrap on images, document setup, alignment, and importing images and text . The instructor will provide students with templates for practice outside of class.

Topics can vary, therefore a more detailed description of topics to be covered will be sent to the email you provide, closer to the time.

For more information visit our website

InDesign is a desktop publishing and layout tool; if you have assets such as logos, pictures or content you would like to experiment with, you may bring them to these workshops.

Workshops are usually held in the Homer Rice Center, Ground floor of the library.

Eventbrite - InDesign for Beginners.

Fri - Oct 28
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  VantagePoint Training: Part Two - Analyzing data (Lists, Co-occurrence matrices, Maps)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in text databases. It helps you quickly understand and navigate through large volumes of text-based information, giving you a better way to view your information and turn your information into knowledge. Multiple Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) data resources provide a potent opportunity to enhance university research, helping to address such issues as:

  • What facets of this technology development are especially hot?
  • What is on the cutting edge in my area of interest so I can be sure my focus is novel?
  • Who else at my or another university is doing research related to mine?
  • Are there applications for my research outside its current area?
  • Who is citing my research and what are they doing?
  • For my interdisciplinary proposal, which local university resources should I include?

Both sessions (Part One & Part Two)  will use a dataset from the Web of Science database for “hands-on” experience. 

Questions?  Contact Lori Critz, lori.critz@librarygatech.edu

Tue - Nov 1
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

A good patent search will help identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of an invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, we designed this class to help you navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.

  • Part One: Introduction (including identification of patent documents)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (including hybrid searching using classifications and keywords)

Classes are offered on multiple dates.

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes

Mon - Nov 7
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  FANGS IN FOCUS – Digital Photography for Beginners
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Part of the Library’s “Vampire Sessions” of late night classes and workshops

Do you love taking camera phone photos and want to move to next level with your photography? Have you taken the plunge and purchased a “pro-sumer” or professional-grade camera, but feel a bit lost? Have you ever borrowed one of the Library’s digital cameras and felt that you were not taking full advantage of all the features it offered? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, this late-night “Vampire” course is built for you.

Using the Library’s cameras as examples, attendees will learn the ins and outs of the modern Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera, the standard format for hobbyists and professional photographers around world. Beginning with a brief introduction to the science of “manual” photography, we will then explore all those screens, buttons, and dials, leaving you much more familiar and comfortable with the camera as a tool. We will then transition to learning how the camera’s capabilities apply to actual photo-taking.

Basic skills like Composition, Exposure, and Selective Focus will be explained and demonstrated, leaving attendees well equipped to produce quality photos suitable for any number of applications, from class projects and campus organizations, to personal family photos.

Questions? Contact Jerrold Mobley - Jerrold.mobley@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - FANGS IN FOCUS – Digital Photography for Beginners

Tue - Nov 8
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Illustrator
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing tool, commonly used by graphic designers.

In this beginning workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce you to handy features/tools within the package, as we create a basic shapes, for logos or labels.

Exercises may include things like: typing on a path, extrude and bevel, working with text, blending, scaling, adjusting gradients, live trace and experimenting with the new shape builder tool. Illustrator is a must have in your arsenal of software for professional looking results. The class is held in a Mac classroom, so familiarity with a Mac environment is helpful, but not necessary. PC virtual environment also available.

For more information visit our website

Topics can vary, therefore a more detailed description of topics to be covered will be sent to the email you provide, closer to the time.

Workshops are usually held in the Homer Rice Center, Ground floor of the library.

Eventbrite - Illustrator for Beginners

Mon - Nov 14
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP THESE BITEMARKS? – Photoshop Basics for the Digital Photographer
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Part of the Library’s “Vampire Sessions” of late night classes and workshops

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators, and regular people like you. But this is a late-night course for Vampires only, and will focus solely on Photoshop as a companion for the digital photographer.

Attendees will receive guidance on using its powerful tools to create better digital images, beginning with basic photo finishing skills such as proper cropping, rotating, and sizing of images. But we’ll also touch on more powerful tools within the software that will address correcting exposure, adjusting color and color casts, as well as working with Adobe's powerful layer and selection tools.

You’ll even learn some proper techniques for retouching like a pro, including “cloning” away undesirable artifacts in your images – like fang punctures on necks.

Questions? Contact Jerrold Mobley - Jerrold.mobley@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP THESE BITEMARKS? – Photoshop Basics for the Digital Photographer

Mon - Nov 14
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Introduction to NVivo: The basics of wrangling & analzying your content
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

NVivo is a data analysis tool designed for researchers working with text based or multimedia information. NVivo allows you to collect, organize, and analyze the various connections between documents, pictures, audio and video, web pages, and social media data. The introductory workshop will be an overview on the basics of using and understanding NVivo for your future research.

The introductory course will cover the following topics:

  • General overview of coding and content analysis.
  • Introduction to the Nvivo interface.
  • Exploration of source analysis.
  • Tools for coding content.
  • Text searching and queries for content analysis.

Prerequisites

To access the Nvivo software the students will need to have access to the Ivan Allen Virtual desktop.

Please contact seth.porter@library.gatech.edu with any questions or concerns.

Thu - Nov 17
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

A good patent search will help identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of an invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, we designed this class to help you navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.

  • Part One: Introduction (including identification of patent documents)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (including hybrid searching using classifications and keywords)

Classes are offered on multiple dates.

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes

Fri - Nov 18
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  EndNote X7 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies or trying to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote X7 is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee!

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz 

Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program (Technical Tools elective)

Tue - Dec 6
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

A good patent search will help identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of an invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, we designed this class to help you navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.

  • Part One: Introduction (including identification of patent documents)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (including hybrid searching using classifications and keywords)

Classes are offered on multiple dates.

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes

Tue - Jan 10
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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)

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

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes - Spring 2017

Directions & Parking Information 

Thu - Jan 19
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Find grants using COS Pivot!
Location: Wilby Room (Ground Floor)

COS Pivot is a powerful database of both public and private sponsorship opportunities. Come learn how to create an account and to start finding funding. Access to Pivot is provided by the Office of Sponsored Programs.

January 19th from 11:00-12:30 in the Wilby Room of the Georgia Tech Library.

Bring your lunch and your laptop.

Tue - Jan 24
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Literature Review Boot Camp
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you confused on where to start when writing a literature review for your research project, thesis, or dissertation? Don't worry, the Literature Review Boot Camp will set you up for success. This one hour hands on workshop will assist you with the following:

  • Developing your topic/hypothesis
  • Creating a concept map
  • Identifying pertinent resources to analyze
  • Identifying literature to review
  • Analyzing and summarizing the literature
  • Synthesizing & outlining the literature
  • And finally, writing!
  • For more information please email: porter@library.gatech.edu
Wed - Jan 25
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Find grants using COS Pivot!
Location: Wilby Room (Ground Floor)

COS Pivot is a powerful database of both public and private sponsorship opportunities. Come learn how to create an account and to start finding funding. Access to Pivot is provided by the Office of Sponsored Programs.

January 25th from 11:00-12:30 in the Wilby Room of the Georgia Tech Library.

Bring your lunch and your laptop.

Thu - Jan 26
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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)

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

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes - Spring 2017

Directions & Parking Information 

Mon - Jan 30
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote X8 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

EndNote X8 is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee!

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz 
- Coordinator, Graduate Communication Certificate Program
Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program (Technical Tools elective)

Tue - Feb 7
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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)

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

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes - Spring 2017

Directions & Parking Information 

Thu - Feb 9
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction to NVivo: The basics of wrangling your content
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Introduction to NVivo: The basics of wrangling your content

NVivo is a data analysis tool designed for researchers working with text based or multimedia information. NVivo allows you to collect, organize, and analyze the various connections between documents, pictures, audio and video, web pages, and social media data. The introductory workshop will be an overview on the basics of using and understanding NVivo for your future research.

The introductory course will cover the following topics:

  • General overview of coding and content analysis.
  • Introduction to the Nvivo interface.
  • Exploration of source analysis.
  • Tools for coding content.
  • Text searching and queries for content analysis.

Prerequisites: To access the Nvivo software the students will need to have access to the Ivan Allen Virtual desktop.

Please contact seth.porter@library.gatech.edu with any questions or concerns.

Fri - Feb 17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  EndNote X8 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

EndNote X8 is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee!

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz, Coordinator - Graduate Communication Certificate Program

Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program (Technical Tools elective)

Thu - Feb 23
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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)

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

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes - Spring 2017

Directions & Parking Information 

Tue - Mar 7
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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)

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

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes - Spring 2017

Directions & Parking Information 

Sun - Mar 12
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Basic Search for International and New Students
Location: Online

Learn how to search the Library's catalog at one of our virtual WebEx sessions.

To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-searching-tickets-32416017180

For more information, please contact Isabel Altamirano.

Mon - Mar 20
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Basic Search for International and New Students
Location: Online

Learn how to search the Library's catalog at one of our virtual WebEx sessions.

To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-searching-tickets-32416017180

For more information, please contact Isabel Altamirano.

Tue - Mar 21
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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)

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

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes - Spring 2017

Directions & Parking Information 

Sun - Mar 26
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Basic Search for International and New Students
Location: Online

Learn how to search the Library's catalog at one of our virtual WebEx sessions.

To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-searching-tickets-32416017180

For more information, please contact Isabel Altamirano.

Tue - Mar 28
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism (Offered as part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Join us for this interactive session, for graduate students and postdocs, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and locate your appropriate citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

No pre-registration required.

If you need additional information, please contact:
Lori Critz, Coordinator, Graduate Communication Certificate Program
Phone: 404-385-4392
Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**** This class satisfies one hour of the in-person training requirement of the RCR Compliance Policy.  The amount of in-person training hours required can be found here:  http://rcr.gatech.edu/compliance-training-matrix ****

Wed - Mar 29
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Basic Search for International and New Students
Location: Online

Learn how to search the Library's catalog at one of our virtual WebEx sessions.

To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-searching-tickets-32416017180

For more information, please contact Isabel Altamirano.

Thu - Mar 30
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Intellectual Property Seminar Series: Trademark for Business

As a part of the Intellectual Property Seminar Series, sponsored by the Georgia Tech's Patent and Trademark Resource Center, Georgia Tech Library, this session is focusing on trademarks. Any inventors, entrepreneurs, students, faculty, researchers and IP professionals who have interests in the topic are welcome to register and join the discussion.

Trademark for Business Program Overview:

This session is led by Mr. Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach. He will discuss the following topics:

  • How trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations all differ.
  • Why it is important for any new business to select a trademark that will be both federally registrable and legally protectable, highlighting factors critical when choosing a mark.
  • The importance of doing a complete search and whether an attorney should be used.
  • What if another trademark owner believes it has stronger rights in a mark and issues a "cease-and-desist" letter?
  • Information on applying to seek federal registration and how to avoid "scams" perpetrated by companies that request fees for services not required by the USPTO.
  • What happens after registration?

Schedule:

1:00 p.m. - Registration and networking

1:30 p.m. - Program starts

3:00 p.m. - Program ends

(Light refreshments will be served.)

Location:

Engineered Biosystems Building [EBB], Room 1005
950 Atlantic Drive NW
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA 30332

Eventbrite - Intellectual Property Seminar Series: Trademark for Business

Thu - Apr 6
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote X8 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

EndNote X8 is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee!

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz, Coordinator - Graduate Communication Certificate Program

Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program (Technical Tools elective)

Tue - Apr 11
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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)

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

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes - Spring 2017

Directions & Parking Information 

Fri - Apr 21
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism (Offered as part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Join us for this interactive session, for graduate students and postdocs, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and locate your appropriate citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

No pre-registration required.

If you need additional information, please contact:
Lori Critz, Coordinator, Graduate Communication Certificate Program
Phone: 404-385-4392
Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**** This class satisfies one hour of the in-person training requirement of the RCR Compliance Policy.  The amount of in-person training hours required can be found here:  http://rcr.gatech.edu/compliance-training-matrix ****

Thu - Apr 27
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

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)

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

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes - Spring 2017

Directions & Parking Information 

Fri - Apr 28
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Intellectual Property Seminar Series: Patent Pro Bono Program
Location: Wilby Room (Ground Floor)

Are you an inventor, a student, or a small business owner who has limited resources and needs help applying for a patent on an invention? If so, you may be eligible to receive pro bono ("for free") attorney representation through the nationwide Pro Bono Program. Collaborating with the USPTO and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, the Georgia Tech PTRC, Georgia Tech Library is organizing this seminar on Pro Bono program. Please join Mr. Grant Corboy, a patent attorney from the USPTO, and Ms. Meredith Ragains, an attorney from the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, for an overview of the patent Pro Bono program and for a discussion on how to obtain help in preparing and filing your patent application.

Eventbrite - IP Seminar Series


Seminar Location:

Georgia Tech Library, Wilby Room, Ground Floor
266 4th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30332


Speaker Bio:

Mr. William Grant Corboy III joined the Office of Enrollment Discipline (OED) as a Patent Attorney in 2016. As a member of the Patent Pro Bono Team, he is dedicated to making sure that all inventors have access to the patent system, including those who are financially under-resourced. In addition to his Patent Pro Bono responsibilities, Mr. Corboy also serves as a Staff Attorney investigating discipline and enrollment matters. Mr. Corboy was a Primary Patent Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and, prior to joining the USPTO in 2010, he worked for fifteen years in industry as a design engineer, project manager and government contracts manager with DuPont and Lockheed Martin.

Mr. Corboy is a member of the Maryland bar, and he is registered to practice before the USPTO. He graduated, cum laude, from The University of Baltimore School of Law and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his Masters of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Delaware.


Directions & Parking:

Suggested visitor parking areas: Visitor Parking Area 2 and Visitor Parking Area 3 near the Student Center. Directions to parking: http://goo.gl/PSTjYB

To find the full details about visitor parking, check here: http://pts.gatech.edu/visitors.

Given the special situation on highways, we encourage you to use public transportation. If taking MARTA, you can get off at the Mid-Town station, and from there catch the free Tech Trolley to the transit hub (last stop). The library building is nearby.