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.

This class is best taken following an Intellectual Property Basics course.

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. 


Online via Zoom. Links will be sent to registered participants a few days in advance.


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