Free Patent Basics Workshop

Learn basic information about patenting your invention at a free Wright State University Libraries workshop, December 5, 2020.

How do you protect an idea?  Are you currently 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 an online basic patent information workshop for beginning inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. The workshop will cover the basics of a patent, the process for applying, the examination process, and what inventor resources are available in the community and from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The workshop will also cover the basic search techniques for using the free search database European Patent Office’s (EPO) Espacenet.  The concept of a “prior art” search will be explained and how it relates to the patent classification system.   

This free patent basics workshop will be held online, via WebEx, Saturday morning , December 5th, 10:30am- 12:30pm 

Wright State’s library is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC is a USPTO supported outreach program) and provides access to USPTO expertise, PubWEST, Web-based Examiner Search Tool, and PubEAST, Examiner’s Automated Search Tool, EPO and JPO patent abstracts in English.  These are the same patent resources used by the USPTO patent examiners. 

Register online  or contact Ran Raider government and history librarian for the University Libraries, at [email protected].