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Resources for Patent Research

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: Monday, May 14, 2018, 12-2 p.m.

Where: Instruction Lab, 2nd floor, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 9 King's College Circle

Instructor: Michelle Spence, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Engineering and Computer Science Library, michelle.spence@utoronto.ca


This session is part of the Entrepreneurship Research Skills co-curricular record. To participate, bring your T-Card and register at the beginning of the session.

Related LibGuide: Introduction to Patents and Patent Searching by Mindy Thuna

Monday, May 14, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Gerstein Library
St. George (Downtown) Campus
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Gerstein Science Information Centre

9 King's College Circle

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