Find out what makes your technology unique and who else holds patents in your space. This basic DIY patent searching course includes an introduction to open web databases for patent searching, an overview of classification systems, and examples of prior art searches.You will learn:

  • How to read a patent document quickly and efficiently
  • The advantages and limitations of various online patent resources
  • Strategies to build effective searches using keywords and classifications

When: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 1-3 p.m. EST.

Where: Online via Zoom (registrants will receive a link before session start)

Instructor: Michelle Spence, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Engineering and Computer Science Library,

This workshop is part of an Entrepreneurship Research Skills Co-Curricular Record as recognized by the University of Toronto. They are open to all U of T students, faculty, and staff. Registration is required.

Related LibGuide: Entrepreneurship by Carey Toane