objective of this RWLO is to introduce the concept of intellectual
property, specifically US Patents, to the chemistry student.
student will gain experience in accessing and searching the database of the
United States Patent and Trademark Office, (“USPTO”).
student will attain an understanding of some of the fundamental components
of a patent.
RWLO was developed for a college level organic chemistry class and utilizes
the most important pharmaceuticals, as identified by the American Chemical
Society, as example data.
selection of other example search topics, nanotechnology, stem cells, etc.,
the RWLO is easily adaptable to other disciplines