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  Events
  Library Classes
  Data Classes
  Multimedia Classes
  Software Classes
  Multiple Events
Mon - Oct 23
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  Finding Business Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. No pre-registration needed.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly, Business Reference Librarian

Tue - Oct 24
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Intellectual Property Seminar Series: Overview of Patent Filing
Location: Wilby Room (Ground Floor)

A patent is an exclusive right to a product or a process that generally provides a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem. Unfortunately, filing a patent can be very expensive. Is there a way to get your invention protected for less money? Please join Mr. Grant Corboy, a patent attorney from the USPTO for a talk on how to obtain free legal assistance through a special program designed to help under-resourced inventors and small business.

Mr. Corboy will cover these topics:

  • How to apply to the USPTO’s Patent Pro Bono Program for help in preparing, filing and prosecuting your patent application
  • How to prepare a thorough provisional patent application
  • How to file an application efficiently

This seminar is a part of the Intellectural Property Seminar Series sponsored by Georgia Tech PTRC, Georgia Tech Library.

Light refreshment will be included.

Eventbrite - Overview of Patent Filing


Speaker's Biography:

Mr. William Grant Corboy III joined the Office of Enrollment Discipline (OED) as a Patent Attorney in 2016. As a member of the Patent Pro Bono Team, he is dedicated to making sure that all inventors have access to the patent system, including those who are financially under-resourced. In addition to his Patent Pro Bono responsibilities, Mr. Corboy also serves as a Staff Attorney investigating discipline and enrollment matters. Mr. Corboy was a Primary Patent Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and, prior to joining the USPTO in 2010, he worked for fifteen years in industry as a design engineer, project manager and government contracts manager with DuPont and Lockheed Martin.

Mr. Corboy is a member of the Maryland bar, and he is registered to practice before the USPTO. He graduated, cum laude, from The University of Baltimore School of Law and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his Masters of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Delaware.


Seminar Location:

Georgia Tech Library, Wilby Room, Ground Floor
266 4th Street N.W., Atlanta, GA 30332

(The Wilby Room location can be found on this library floor plan: http://www.library.gatech.edu/about/floorplans/ground.html)

Directions & Parking Information

Suggested visitor parking areas: Visitor Parking Area 2 and Visitor Parking Area 3 near the Student Center. Directions to parking: http://goo.gl/PSTjYB

To find the full details about visitor parking, check here: http://pts.gatech.edu/visitors

 

Thu - Oct 26
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Workshop
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you curious about patents? As an inventor, what do you need to know before filing a patent application for protection? A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In this workshop, you will learn, through hands-on exercises, how to navigate through multiple free patent databases, and how to conduct your own preliminary patent search effectively. Handouts are included. The workshop covers two parts:

  • Part One: Introduction (including patentability requirements, identification of patent documents, patent classifications and patent search strategies)
  • Part Two: Hands-on practice (including classification search using USPTO's PatFT/AppFT, and EPO's Espacenet; Hybrid search using classification and keywords)

Classes are offered on multiple dates. Choose the date that fits your schedule and register online:

  • Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., Sept. 28, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thur., Oct. 26, 2017, 12-2 p.m.

Prerequisites: Preview the 7-Step patent search strategy video by the USPTO before coming to class

Directions & Parking Information

These classes are open to everyone on the Georgia Tech campus as well as to the public. For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - Patent Search Workshop

Thu - Oct 26
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  Finding Business Information
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases. No pre-registration needed.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly, Business Reference Librarian

Wed - Nov 1
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  EndNote X8 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

EndNote X8 is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee!

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz, Coordinator - Graduate Communication Certificate Program

Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program (Technical Tools elective)

Tue - Nov 7
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Copyright Demystified, Part II – How to legally use other people’s work without permission
Location: Wilby Room (Ground Floor)

Thanks to the internet, you can find virtually anything you need. Copyright law affords you some safe spaces to use others’ work without permission. However, simply accessing others’ work -- no matter a photo, article, blog post, or short video -- does not mean you can use them freely. In this class, you will learn how to use copyrighted materials without infringement and best practices in obtaining and using materials online. 

Prior to attending this class, please visit:

http://fairuse.gatech.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/339/2016/04/Poster6.pdf for a basic understanding of the differences among patents, copyright and trademark. Please also visit http://fairuse.gatech.edu/ for a foundational review of the copyright basics.

Eventbrite - Copyright Workshop

Speaker’s Bio:

Ms. Bing Wang is an intellectual property attorney, whose practice centers on copyright, trademark & branding, trade secret, and unfair competition law for individuals, businesses, entertainment & news agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Here at Georgia Tech, Ms. Wang is responsible for researching, identifying, and providing awareness of and education on copyright issues arising from discovery and creation of knowledge that affect library operations as well as faculty and students engaged in research, teaching and learning.

Mon - Nov 20
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  EndNote X8 Training Session: Citation Management (Offered as Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

EndNote X8 is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee!

If you need additional information please contact:

Lori Critz, Coordinator - Graduate Communication Certificate Program

Phone: 404-385-4392

Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu

**Part of the Graduate Communication Certificate Program (Technical Tools elective)