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  Events
  Library Classes
  Data Classes
  Multimedia Classes
  Software Classes
  Multiple Events
Wed - May 30
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  EndNote X8 Training Session
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

EndNote X8 is a powerful bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process. EndNote X8 software is available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee. This course is a hands-on session on using EndNote X8 for Windows. At the end of this session you will be able to add references to EndNote from databases and online sources, manage references and PDFs in EndNote, and use Cite While You Write to add citations from EndNote to MS Word documents. No prior experience with EndNote required. No registration required; feel free to drop in. For more information, contact: marlee.givens@library.gatech.edu.

Wed - May 30
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  How to Obtain “Free” Legal Assistance on Filing Patent Applications
Location: Auditorium (Clough Commons)

You have a great idea and you want to get your invention protected before going further into the market. One way to protect your innovative idea is filing a patent application. Well, preparing for a patent application is complicated and filing a patent application is not inexpensive. Do you know that there are free legal assistance programs available to assist inventors in preparing and filing a patent application?

Welcome to this Information Session on How to Obtain “Free” Legal Assistance on Preparing and Filing Patent Applications for Inventors and Small Businesses. A USPTO staff attorney and a former patent examiner will be on hand to discuss Pro Bono programs at the Office, and answer questions about the patent process and provide information on how to obtain free legal assistance through the Georgia PATENTS Program. 

This event is free and open to everyone on campus and in the public. Registration is required. 

Light refreshments will be included.

Speakers Bios:

John Kirkpatrick is a Patent Pro Bono Administrator and Staff Attorney at the USPTO. He is dedicated to making sure that all inventors have access to the patent system, including those who are financially under-resourced. He works with patent pro bono programs across the nation to guarantee pro bono coverage in all 50 states pursuant to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA).

Previously, Mr. Kirkpatrick served as a patent examiner and was employed by a private intellectual property firm. Mr. Kirkpatrick received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University and graduated, cum laude, from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. He is a member of the Virginia Bar.

Tara Ho is a Patent Pro Bono Assistant Coordinator on detail in the Office of Enrollment and Discipline at the USPTO. She is dedicated to the USPTO’s commitment that “no worthwhile invention is left unexamined due to lack of financial resources.” Guided by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, she works with pro bono programs across the 50 states to make sure that all inventors have access to the patent system.

Previously, Ms. Ho served as a patent examiner and patent classifier in the Office of International Patent Cooperation. She was also an attorney at an intellectual property firm and at an invention discovery company in San Francisco. Ms. Ho received her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law with a JD/MBA. She is a member of the California Bar.

Location: Clough Commons, Room 102, 266 4th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Directions & Parking Information

Visitors need to use one of the visitors parking lots on campus. The closest parking spaces are Visitors Area 2 or Area 3, near the Student Center (350 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332). More questions on directions? Call the library services desk at 404-894-4500.

Have questions about How to Obtain “Free” Legal Assistance on Filing Patent Applications? Contact Georgia Tech Library

Eventbrite - Copyright & Open Access in Scholarly Publishing

Tue - Jun 12
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Tuesdays
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you an inventor, an entreprenuer, a student or a researcher who is getting ready to apply for a patent or someone who is curious about patents? Before you talk to a manufacturer or the public about your invention, it is wise to get your idea protected. A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In this class, you will learn the patent basics as well as patent search strategies through hands-on exercises. Handouts are included. The class contains two parts:

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

We are offering this patent class on every 2nd Tue. of the month this summer. Please choose the date that fits your schedule and register it online:

  • Tue., May 8, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., June 12, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., July 10, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., August 14, 2018, 12-2 p.m.

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

These classes, offered by the Georgia Tech Patent and Trademark Resource Center, Georgia Tech Library, are open to everyone on the Georgia Tech campus as well as to the public. For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Location: Georgia Tech Library, Homer Rice Center, Ground Floor, 266 4th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Directions & Parking Information

Visitors need to use one of the visitors parking lots on campus. The closest parking spaces are Visitors Area 2 or Area 3, near the Student Center (350 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332). More questions on directions? Call the library services desk at 404-894-4500.

Eventbrite - Copyright & Open Access in Scholarly Publishing

Thu - Jul 5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  EndNote X8 Training Session
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

EndNote X8 is a powerful bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process. EndNote X8 software is available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee. This course is a hands-on session on using EndNote X8 for Windows. At the end of this session you will be able to add references to EndNote from databases and online sources, manage references and PDFs in EndNote, and use Cite While You Write to add citations from EndNote to MS Word documents. No prior experience with EndNote required. No registration required; feel free to drop in. For more information, contact: marlee.givens@library.gatech.edu.

Tue - Jul 10
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Tuesdays
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you an inventor, an entreprenuer, a student or a researcher who is getting ready to apply for a patent or someone who is curious about patents? Before you talk to a manufacturer or the public about your invention, it is wise to get your idea protected. A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In this class, you will learn the patent basics as well as patent search strategies through hands-on exercises. Handouts are included. The class contains two parts:

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

We are offering this patent class on every 2nd Tue. of the month this summer. Please choose the date that fits your schedule and register it online:

  • Tue., May 8, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., June 12, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., July 10, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., August 14, 2018, 12-2 p.m.

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

These classes, offered by the Georgia Tech Patent and Trademark Resource Center, Georgia Tech Library, are open to everyone on the Georgia Tech campus as well as to the public. For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Location: Georgia Tech Library, Homer Rice Center, Ground Floor, 266 4th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Directions & Parking Information

Visitors need to use one of the visitors parking lots on campus. The closest parking spaces are Visitors Area 2 or Area 3, near the Student Center (350 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332). More questions on directions? Call the library services desk at 404-894-4500.

Eventbrite - Copyright & Open Access in Scholarly Publishing

Tue - Aug 14
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Patent Tuesdays
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you an inventor, an entreprenuer, a student or a researcher who is getting ready to apply for a patent or someone who is curious about patents? Before you talk to a manufacturer or the public about your invention, it is wise to get your idea protected. A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In this class, you will learn the patent basics as well as patent search strategies through hands-on exercises. Handouts are included. The class contains two parts:

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

We are offering this patent class on every 2nd Tue. of the month this summer. Please choose the date that fits your schedule and register it online:

  • Tue., May 8, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., June 12, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., July 10, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., August 14, 2018, 12-2 p.m.

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

These classes, offered by the Georgia Tech Patent and Trademark Resource Center, Georgia Tech Library, are open to everyone on the Georgia Tech campus as well as to the public. For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu

Location: Georgia Tech Library, Homer Rice Center, Ground Floor, 266 4th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Directions & Parking Information

Visitors need to use one of the visitors parking lots on campus. The closest parking spaces are Visitors Area 2 or Area 3, near the Student Center (350 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332). More questions on directions? Call the library services desk at 404-894-4500.

Eventbrite - Copyright & Open Access in Scholarly Publishing