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The International Society for Patent Information Professionals

Come learn more on FTO with the PIUG FTO Fundamentals Course on Halloween 2018!

07 Aug 2018 11:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Where:  Philadelphia, PA

When: Halloween (Wed., 31 Oct 2018)

Who: New AND Experienced Searchers, alike

Find more information including how to register, here.

Course will cover the following:

  • Understanding what steps are needed for a FTO search and identifying differences versus a prior art and other types of patent searches
  • Identifying resources for FTO searches and best practices for comprehensive search results
  • Search tips for performing FTO searches more efficiently and cost effectively
  • Working search examples and case studies in focused technology areas
  • Determining what patents are still in-force including finding patent term adjustments and extensions
  • Providing additional considerations for searching FTO outside the US
  • Best methods for reporting search results


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