Patent & Trademark Workshop

Join Bill Fuhr from the Davenport Patent and Trademarks Resource Center for a Patent & Trademark Workshop. There will be two sessions:

  1. Focus on Engineering & Science: Wednesday, June 27th at 10:00am – 11:30am in the Engineering Library (2001C SC)
  2. Focus on General Research: Wednesday, June 27th at 1:00pm – 2:30pm in the Main Library (1015A)

Register at: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/forms/patent.html.

Workshop Description:

  • Overview of Patents & Trademarks
    • Types of patents (utility, design, plant)
    • Components of a patent
    • Structure of classification system
    • Trademarks searching
    • When should you seek legal advice?
  • Demonstration/examples
  • Electronic application discussion
  • Comparision of interfaces between USPTO and other search mechanisms (Google, etc.)
  • Resources at the Davenport Patent & Trademark Resource Center