Remote via Zoom -- Patent Searching Class

Patents & Trademarks

Please watch this video before the class:

How to Conduct a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search: A Step by Step Strategy - Web Based Tutorial (38 minutes) Adobe Flash required.



The class covers preliminary U.S. patent searching using the resources in our patent searching area and online resources from the USPTO.

Note: The scope of the class does not include trademark searching.


Independent inventors in the community.

(Academic patent researchers should contact the department to discuss alternative class arrangements.)


Registration is CLOSED.  Seating capacity is limited to 10 for this virtual workshop, and advance registration is required. Please register online. If you need to cancel your reservation, please  sending an email to, so people on the waiting list can take the class.


There is no charge for remote training. 

For in person training at the library, the charge is $5.00 (cash only) per person for class materials. Please bring exact change. We are unable to accept checks or credit cards.


During COVID-19 closure, this class will meet virtually via Zoom.

When you come to the class, please check in at the Kelley Center for Government Information service desk in the basement of Fondren Library


Dates for this Short Course

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Registration is CLOSED. Seating is limited to 10. Remote Via Zoom, Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed a day before the workshop if you register.