Do you have an invention and want to protect it before talking to the public? Do you have a business and want to make products without infringing others' patents? Have you decided to use a patent Pro Bono attorney but need to run your own patent prior art search first? Or are you someone who just wants to know more about patents? Welcome to the patent class.

This class is a part of the Summer IP Class Series. In this class, we will cover patent classifications and patent search strategies. We also explore several free patent databases and their features through search examples.

Audience: Inventors, entrepreneurs, students, researchers, and professionals.

The classes are offered virtually on multiple dates (5/26, 6/30, 7/28 and 8/11). Please select a date and register online.

These classes, offered by the Georgia Tech Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), Georgia Tech Library, are open to everyone on the Georgia Tech campus as well as from the public. All are welcome. For more information, please email: