How to Research Patent Information
Part of the Expanding Horizons Workshop series
Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Michael White (Library)
Venue: Douglas Library - E Lab (please note change of venue)
Theme:Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development
Patents are an increasingly important source of scientific and technical information, much of which is not published in journals. In 2012, more than 2.35 million new patent applications were filed worldwide, an increase of 9.2 percent. The patent literature is interdisciplinary and international, encompassing innovations in every field of technology during the last two hundred years. Patents reveal the current state-of-the-art and provide vital information for making informed decisions about new research projects and business opportunities. This workshop will demonstrate how you can access the wealth of information in patent literature and provide you with strategies for searching patents in various databases.