As part of its Patents Education Curriculum, the Silicon Valley USPTO will host a two-hour workshop on patent searching. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners on the USPTO Universal Public Workstations (UPWS) which are publicly available at the regional office. A supervisory patent examiner will instruct the attendees on the following:
- What are the benefits of searching?
- Where can you search?
- When should you search?
- How do you search using USPTO search tools?
This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who have a beginning to intermediate knowledge of patents and would like to learn more about patent searching.
If you do not already have a UPWS login account which are valid for one year, please arrive approximately 30 minutes before the workshop to register for one. Most of the class will be lecture; however, you will have the opportunity to practice on our Universal Public Workstations during the last 30-45 minutes. We have limited availability for the workstations so you may want to allow extra time after class to use a workstation. This event and UPWS accounts are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please register here by May 22, 2017.
Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.