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  Events
  Library Classes
  Multimedia Classes
  Software Classes
  Multiple Events
Thu - Apr 27
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Search Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

You have an invention and you want your idea be protected. Before filing a patent application, you would want to find out if the same idea has been published. A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. Whether you are an inventor/entrepreneur or someone who just has an interest in patents, we designed this class to help you understand patent documents and navigate through multiple free online patent databases effectively.

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

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

For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Eventbrite - Patent Search Classes - Spring 2017

Directions & Parking Information 

Fri - Apr 28
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Intellectual Property Seminar Series: Patent Pro Bono Program
Location: Wilby Room (Ground Floor)

Are you an inventor, a student, or a small business owner who has limited resources and needs help applying for a patent on an invention? If so, you may be eligible to receive pro bono ("for free") attorney representation through the nationwide Pro Bono Program. Collaborating with the USPTO and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, the Georgia Tech PTRC, Georgia Tech Library is organizing this seminar on Pro Bono program. Please join Mr. Grant Corboy, a patent attorney from the USPTO, and Ms. Meredith Ragains, an attorney from the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, for an overview of the patent Pro Bono program and for a discussion on how to obtain help in preparing and filing your patent application.

Eventbrite - IP Seminar Series


Seminar Location:

Georgia Tech Library, Wilby Room, Ground Floor
266 4th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30332


Speaker Bio:

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.


Directions & Parking:

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.

Given the special situation on highways, we encourage you to use public transportation. If taking MARTA, you can get off at the Mid-Town station, and from there catch the free Tech Trolley to the transit hub (last stop). The library building is nearby.