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  Events
  Library Classes
  Data Classes
  Multimedia Classes
  Software Classes
  Multiple Events
Tue - Sep 26
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  Finding Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company. Strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, corporate culture – and more. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session. No pre-registration needed.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly, Business Reference Librarian

Thu - Sep 28
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Workshop
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you curious about patents? As an inventor, what do you need to know before filing a patent application for protection? A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In this workshop, you will learn, through hands-on exercises, how to navigate through multiple free patent databases, and how to conduct your own preliminary patent search effectively. Handouts are included. The workshop covers two parts:

  • Part One: Introduction (including patentability requirements, identification of patent documents, patent classifications and patent search strategies)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (including 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., Sept. 12, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., Sept. 28, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., Oct. 26, 2017, 12-2 p.m.

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

Directions & Parking Information

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

Eventbrite - Patent Search Workshop

Thu - Sep 28
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
  Finding Company Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company. Strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, corporate culture – and more. Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session. No pre-registration needed.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly, Business Reference Librarian