Patent Searching, Part I


The class covers preliminary U.S. patent searching using the online database, Patent Public Search, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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

Attendees should have basic mastery of keyboard/mouse skills and familiarity with Internet browsing and searching to best appreciate and benefit from the course.


Independent inventors in the community.

Rice students, staff and faculty.

(Academic patent researchers can contact the Kelley Center at to discuss alternative class arrangements.)


Advance registration is required. Please register online. If you need to cancel your reservation, please  send an email to, so people on the waiting list can take the class.


There is no charge. 


Fondren Library Collaboration Space, B43.


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Fondren Library Collaboration Space, B43
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Some short courses are offered multiple times each semester, please enter the course date/time you wish to register.
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* Denotes that Friends of Fondren Library membership is required for classes offered by the GIS/Data Center and Digital Media Commons. Government Information classes like Patents and Trademarks, Census and Microforms do not require a membership.