Introduction to Patent Searching

It is an important step to conduct a preliminary patentability search before you file a patent application.

In this class, we will explore several free patent databases, including the newly rolled out Public Patent Search system from the USPTO. Through sample searches, you will get familiar with the features of each database. Patent classifications and patent search strategies will be discussed as well.

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

The classes are offered virtually on multiple dates (1/27, 3/24). 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 students, faculty, and staff affiliated with Georgia Tech as well as everyone from the public. All are welcome. For more information, please email:

Event Details


  • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA
Phone: 4048944500