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SCRA: The Path to a Patent, Part II: Patent Searching
July 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Before you file your patent application, you need to conduct a prior art search. At this virtual presentation, you will learn about the benefits of searching, how to perform a prior art search using keywords and the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system, and how to build a search strategy. We will also provide resources for filing your application.
US Patent and Trademark Office Speaker
Tomeka Oubichon is the Eastern Regional Outreach Officer for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. Ms. Oubichon supports the strategic plans and goals of the agency with a focus on outreach and stakeholder engagement.
Ms. Oubichon has worked at the USPTO for over 15 years serving in various roles from Patent Searcher to Training Specialist. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science.