On 12 September 2014, the NUS Libraries Patent Team organized a patent tutorial jointly with the NUS Industrial Liaison Office (ILO). When the tutorial was announced on 2 September 2014, the class was fully registered within a very short time with a full waitlist! So here is a recap on what happened during the session for those that could not attend.
Mr Tan Kok Yong from ILO started the ball rolling with a brief introduction to patents and an overview on patent filing in NUS. Then the NUS Libraries Patent Team took over, where topics like how to read patent documents and introduction to patent classification were covered. We then proceeded with some hands-on training using the Patsnap database and also gave some practical tips on using the analyse patents function, finding other patents using cited references, saving search strategies and setting up alerts. In total, there were 31 participants for the tutorial, with an equal mix of NUS staff and students in attendance.
For those of you who missed the session, the presentation slides are available on our NUS Libraries Patent Libguide (http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/patents). Just click the section on “Guides, Tutorials, etc.” and look for:
You can also check out our list of patent related resources, available in either our NUS-subscribed databases or free online resources.
Also, do look out for more of such training sessions next year where you can embark on your patent-searching journey as well!
Loh Mee Lan