Tutorials

This page contains educational materials that will guide you in learning more about prior art and the Peer To Patent project.

Step 1: How to use the Peer To Patent website
Step 2: Learn about patents
Step 3: Learn about prior art
Step 4: Search scientific resources
Step 5: Look up a term

 

Step 1: How to use the Peer To Patent website
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How to use the Peer to Patent website
How to use the Peer To Patent website (a tutorial video)
Produced by Christopher Wong
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Step 2: Learn about patents
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American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
An Overview of Intellectual Property. What is a Patent?
URL: http://www.aipla.org/Content/ContentGroups/Publications1/…
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Ius Mentis
When is something prior art against a patent? How prior art is used against a patent? What can be prior art? When is something prior art? Priority rights. Grace periods. Earlier filed patent applications.
http://www.iusmentis.com/patents/priorart
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JOM – Member Journal for The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
Walter J. Blenko, Jr.’s article on “Considering What Constitutes Prior Art in the United States.”
URL: http://www.tms.org/pubs/journals/JOM/matters/matters-9106…
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Patent Law Links
Free Links to patent and intellectual property-related sites, including patent search engines, patent search sites, and journals.
URL: http://www.patentlawlinks.com/
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What are claims?
(Time: 0:49 min | MP3 format)
Original produced by Daniel Ravicher (Executor Director, Public Patent Foundation)
Edited with permission by Brian Pyne (Institute for Information Law & Policy, NYLS)
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How to determine invention date?
(Time: 2:21 min | MP3 format)
Original produced by Daniel Ravicher (Executor Director, Public Patent Foundation)
Edited with permission by Brian Pyne (Institute for Information Law & Policy, NYLS)
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Step 3: Learn about prior art
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Tutorial Question and Answer Game
Introductory Q’s and A’s providing high-level summary information about important concepts
URL: http://dotank.nyls.edu/communitypatent/tutorial/test.html
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Prior Art Pop Quiz
A short series of questions designed to help a reviewer evaluate his or her mastery of important concepts. The first 5 questions are directed to very basic concepts,; the next five are directed to more complex concepts.
URL: http://dotank.nyls.edu/communitypatent/tutorial/test.html
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What are references?
(Time: 0:45 min | MP3 format)
Original produced by Daniel Ravicher (Executor Director, Public Patent Foundation)
Edited with permission by Brian Pyne (Institute for Information Law & Policy, NYLS)
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The five types of prior art
(Time: 0:31 min | MP3 format)
Original produced by Daniel Ravicher (Executor Director, Public Patent Foundation)
Brian Pyne (Institute for Information Law & Policy, NYLS)

 

How to find prior art
(Time: 1:19 min | MP3 format)
Produced by Christopher K. Wong (Institute for Information Law & Policy, NYLS)
Voice over by Prof. Joseph T. Dembos (Fordham University)
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Step 4: Search scientific resources
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Start searching for prior art for a particular patent. Check out Search Resources for some ideas on where to begin.
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Step 5: Look up a term
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Glossary of Useful Terms
A glossary of patent-related terms used elsewhere in the tutorial materials. (Links are also provided to these definitions from other sections referencing them.)
URL: http://dotank.nyls.edu/communitypatent/tutorial/definitio…
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Journalists’ Guide to legal terms
Glossary of legal terms
URL: http://www.uscourts.gov/journalistguide/glossary.html
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Law.com’s Law Dictionary
Search for definitions of legal terms
URL: http://dictionary.law.com/
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1. Prior invention
(Time: 0:30 min | MP3 format)
Original produced by Daniel Ravicher (Executor Director, Public Patent Foundation)
Edited with permission by Brian Pyne (Institute for Information Law & Policy, NYLS)
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2. Accessible for more than a year
(Time: 1:29 min | MP3 format)
Original produced by Daniel Ravicher (Executor Director, Public Patent Foundation)
Edited with permission by Brian Pyne (Institute for Information Law & Policy, NYLS)
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3. Prior application
(Time: 1:19 min | MP3 format)
Original produced by Daniel Ravicher (Executor Director, Public Patent Foundation)
Edited with permission by Brian Pyne (Institute for Information Law & Policy, NYLS)
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4. Obviousness
(Time: 1:41 min | MP3 format)
Original produced by Daniel Ravicher (Executor Director, Public Patent Foundation)
Edited with permission by Brian Pyne (Institute for Information Law & Policy, NYLS
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5. Double Patenting
(Time: 1:12 min | MP3 format)
Original produced by Daniel Ravicher (Executor Director, Public Patent Foundation)
Edited with permission by Brian Pyne (Institute for Information Law & Policy, NYLS)
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