Free CLE - Best Practices in Mechanical Engineering Prior Art Searching

This CLE will examine the tools to that maximize search efforts and walk through successful processes to extract relevant data from search results.

Search Strategies Examined

  • Classifying multiple components within different Mechanical Engineering sectors
  • Searching tips and tricks using ME strategies and examples
  • Searching ME specific databases

Topics Covered

  • Search Types: What kinds of prior art searches are there?
  • Search Strategies: A guide to conducting a good search
  • Databases: Patent vs. non-patent, free vs. subscription, as well as which databases specialize in particular subject areas, along with their pros, cons and features

Presenter - Amir Ahmed & Jeffrey Sobek

Coming from varied technical and management backgrounds, they also bring a wealth of knowledge from more than 40 years of combined experience working with IP professionals from top IP and AmLaw firms to top corporates, and individual inventors.

Legal Advantage has successfully completed 10,000+ searches, with a cross section of experience of searching for patent and non-patent literature in databases mirrored with extensive on-site search experience at the USPTO.

Who Should Attend

Patent attorneys, patent agents and paralegals find these webinars very useful. This course has helped the attendees manage their patent prosecution matters and searches more effectively and efficiently.

Dec 22, 2017 - 12 PM ET

Duration: 1 Hour

Cost: Free

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State Credit - 1 Hour

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