Introduction to Foreign Patent Searching

Patents & Trademarks

Introductory Patent Searching Class - USPTO or experience using patent classifications.



Introduction to searching for foreign patents using the online tools of Espacenet. Includes searching for other types of patent literature and more practice with the new Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC).


Independent inventors in the community. (Academic patent researchers should contact the department to discuss alternative class arrangements.)


Advance registration is required. Please call 713-348-5483 to register.

Prerequisite: Please take our introductory patent searching class first explaining how to search for U.S. patents. This class requires familiarity with searching for patents by classification and knowledge of general patent information.


There is no charge.


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