Intellectual Property 101: Preliminary Business and Intellectual Property Research


Do you have a new invention, product or service?

Then plan to join us on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:30am-noon at the Hardesty Regional Library (8316 E 93rd St)

The first step to developing your idea is to check existing intellectual property – patents, trademarks, copyrights – to see if your invention is already out there. Preliminary searching of U.S. patents, trademarks and copyrights, and exploration of business opportunities is something you can do for free on the Web or with resources from the library.

This workshop will show you how to use keywords to start a preliminary patent search; locate U.S. classifications for your product area; search U.S. registered and pending trademarks; and explore the library’s Deep Web for business market, competition or other entrepreneurial resources.

Class size is limited. Register at