Target Audience: Librarians who have some experience with patent research but need to progress to the advanced level to support their IP practice
1) Participants will be able to develop and execute comprehensive investigations on patent post-issuance information to support their IP practice.
2) Participants will be able to better discuss, assess, and execute searches related to patent documents to meet user needs.
Do you have experience with patent information, but lack confidence navigating the complexities of the post-issuance landscape? Join us for this session where the emphasis will be on research skills for post-issuance data, such as constructing a patent family tree, finding related litigation, checking legal status, and determining current ownership. The speakers will detail current tools and resources to help users find this information, as well as discuss the varying vocabulary used to represent these important legal concepts. This session will give a comprehensive answer to the question: “I have a patent number — now, what information can I find from it?”