Time: Approximately 90 minutes
Materials: Computers with Internet
yourself with the following key components of a patent, assignee, inventor,
dependent and independent claims, and calculating the expiration date. A good source of information is the site:
site has definitions and uses a sample patent to illustrate key
components. This copyrighted image is used with the
permission of the author. Introduce the key components of a patent to the
information can be found at the homepage of the USPTO: http://www.uspto.gov/
can be found in the Glossary section http://www.uspto.gov/main/glossary/index.html
from the USPTO are use with the permission of the webmaster.
the USPTO site: http://www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html
quick searches using key terms.
Highlight the different fields that can be searched: Title, Abstract,
the students search the database and identify a patent related to one of
the top drugs.
the students complete the Report form..
Assess each student’s report.