Virtual Patent Searching Fundamentals
The PIUG Patent Searching Fundamentals provides the foundation of essential patent knowledge by describing approaches to effective patent searching. Learn from leading patent professionals with varied and extensive backgrounds in intellectual property information.
This series has recently been accreditated by the ISBQPIP for training as a Qualified Patent Information Professional (QPIPTM). It is listed on the following QPIP page: https://www.qpip.org/course/piug-patent-searching-fundamentals.
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Introductory Video Describing the Webinar Series
The LIVE webinar series provided an opportunity to ask questions and all sessions were recorded to allow series subscribers to catchup on a missed session. The first Webinar was held on September 15, 2021. All sessions were recorded so you now have the opportunity to access either the complete series or individual webinars.
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Once the series is paid for, the confirmation email will be sent containing the URL and password for accessing the recording to view on demand along with a link to download presentation slides. The links for the recorded sessions and associated slides will also be sent in the confirmation email.
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Webinar 1 September 15, 2021 Instructor: John Zabilski
Understanding Intellectual Property for Patent Searchers (Return to Table)
Learn key patent information providing a working knowledge of important aspects every searcher should know and to help guide you towards obtaining relevant search results.
Webinar 2 September 29, 2021 Instructor: Martha Yates
Choosing and Evaluating Patent Searching Resources (Return to Table)
Learn how to find patent searching resources and more importantly how to evaluate those resources:
These questions are discussed along with a review of available free and commercial resources.
Webinar 3 October 13, 2021 Instructor: John Zabilski
Essential Patent Search Techniques (Return to Table)
Learn essential information and techniques to effectively search for patent information.
Webinar 4 November 3, 2021 Instructor: Stephen Adams
Patent Classification (Return to Table)
This session will provide an overview to the effective use of patent classifications. The systems covered will be the International Patent Classification and its derivatives, the CPC and the FI systems. You will encounter illustrations of usage for different types of patent information retrieval. There are several mechanisms to enable the user to identify the classification marks which may be suitable for each subject-based search; tools for this will be discussed, relevant to each of the distinct classification systems covered. The revision cycles will be described together with means for keeping your knowledge up-to-date.
Webinar 5 November 10, 2021 Instructor: Tony Trippe
Introduction to Patent Analytics and Technical Intelligence (Return to Table)
This introductory webinar provides examples of the stages required for performing patent analytics, and for the preparation of a Patent Landscape Report (PLR). Patent analytics and PLRs support informed decision-making and are designed to efficiently address the concerns associated with making high stakes decisions in technologically advanced areas with a maximum degree of confidence. For many years' decision-makers operated based on personal networks and intuition. With the institution of patent analytics, and PLRs, it is possible for these critical decisions to be made with data-driven approaches that deliver informed choices, and lower risk profiles. This session will provide an overview of the patent analysis process and provide a case study.
Webinar 6 December 1, 2021 Instructor: Dominic DeMarco
Patent Searching – Beyond the Basics (Return to Table)
Whether it is Week 10, Month 10, or Year 10 of searching patents, there will always be a new tip or trick that can make you better. In this fast paced and interactive class, we will help you think creatively to develop adaptive search queries and multi-pronged strategies that will hopefully keep you from being replaced by a machine learning algorithm…for a few years, at least.
Students need to have completed the preceding search courses through PIUG or have at least one year of patent searching experience. All should come to class with an open mind and willingness to do things differently. Every patent searcher has routines they follow, but our goal in this class is to help you shake things up and avoid falling into a rut. This will help you approach every search fresh, increase your efficiency, and hopefully, make your job less boring.
Webinar 7 December 15, 2021 11 AM – 12:30 ET Instructor: Stephen Adams
Finding and Understanding Legal Status Information (Return to Table)
This session will provide a background to the importance of retrieving information on the legal status of patents and patent applications, both at the document level and in complete collections. The differing models of patent prosecution will be outlined briefly, followed by developments in recording legal status at the national level and compiling it into multinational databases. The key sources for major jurisdictions will be covered, together with information on federated databases and their searchable characteristics.
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This entire series of courses is targeted to both new patent searchers and experienced searchers wanting to elevate their skills. Don't miss out on the opportunity to advance your patent searching skills to the next level.