Saturday, June 21, 2008

Workshop: Patents at Mach 2: Technology on the Cutting Edge

In 2007, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office received a record-breaking 450,000 new patent applications. Worldwide patent filings are on the rise, with innovations in information and computer technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology driving much of the increase. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to advanced techniques and tools for searching patents using case studies from biomedical engineering, biotechnology, electrical and mechanical engineering. You will learn how to use the U.S. and International patent classification systems to improve your search results and explore new online tools for keeping up to date with emerging technologies.

Date: Sunday, June 22nd
Time: 9 am

Location: Benedum Hall, University of Pittsburgh
3700 O'Hara, 12th floor, Room 1221

For more information, handouts and further reading, please refer to:
Patents at Mach 2.0: Technology on the Cutting Edge

Transportation has been arranged so that workshop attendees meet at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA at 7:45 am and leave no later than 8 am. The main entrance to the hotel is on 10th Street not Penn.