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Patents and Patent Public Search by USPTO

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Join us for an informative webinar on Patent Public Search. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of patent searches, including the importance of conducting a search and how to effectively navigate through patent databases.

Our expert speaker will guide you through the basics of patent public search, including what it is, how it works, and why it's important. You will learn how to conduct a search using the USPTO's online database, and how to identify relevant patents in your field.

Whether you are an inventor seeking to protect your intellectual property, a business owner looking to conduct a patent search before launching a new product, or a researcher seeking to gain insights into the latest innovations in your field, this webinar is the perfect opportunity to learn about patent public search.

Join us for an engaging discussion and interactive Q&A session with our expert speaker. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights into patent public search and how it can benefit your business or research.

Speaker: Tom Turner is a Librarian for the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program. Tom joined the USPTO in 2001 having completed five years as the PTDL (PTRC) representative at Arizona State University's Noble Science and Engineering Library. At ASU, Tom held positions as engineering librarian, acting head of science reference, and patent/trademark librarian. From 1998 to 1999 he was the 16th Fellow to the PTRCP. Previously, he was the librarian for the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in Savannah, Georgia from 1986 to 1996. Tom has given numerous presentations promoting PTRC services to librarians and inventor groups. He served on the editorial board for Science & Technology Libraries from 2002 to 2006. Tom received the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award in 2013. He has a B.S. (Education) and an M.L.S. (Library Science), both from Louisiana State University. Tom is a current member of ALA. Tom retired from the USPTO in 2016 and returned in 2020. During his “retirement,” he worked for the Newseum and as a contractor for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


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