Working on an idea for a new product but don’t know where to start? The Wright State University Libraries’ Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) is offering a basic patent information workshop for beginning inventors. The workshop will cover what a patent protects, the process for applying, the examination process, how to perform a prior art search, and what inventor resources are available in the community. The workshop will also cover the basic search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent databases, Google® Patents and the European Patent Office’s (EPO) Espacenet™. These are freely accessible online patent databases. The concept of prior art will be explained to help improve the quality of your patent search. Literature from the USPTO will also be handed out during the workshop. If time permits, you will be able to practice some of what your learned during the workshop. Basic computer skills and familiarity with the internet are suggested but not required for the workshop.
This free patent workshop will be held on Saturday morning , January 30, 10:30am- 1:00pm in Room 241 of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, on the main campus of Wright State.
Seating is limited for the workshops. Call 937.775.3521 to register or online: http://www.libraries.wright.edu/events/register.php?id=156