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Sunday, July 24 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
C5: Searching for and Locating Scientific Literature: Finding a Needle in a Haystack

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Target Audience: Mid-level law librarians/information professionals responsible for supporting scientific research needs of a user community

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to develop and execute scientific search strategies necessary to support their IP practice.
2. Participants will implement methods to identify and evaluate their organizations' scientific research needs and provide valuable input regarding information resources to aid end users in choosing the appropriate research product.

In the patent filing system, certain literature is important to disclose when a company files for a patent. The patentee needs to include non-patent literature related to their invention. Non-patent literature includes scientific, medical, or technical journal articles; book chapters; conference proceedings; theses; industry standards and much more. Understanding the process of how to conduct scientific literature research is an essential skill for law librarians in a patent practice. This program will address the strategies involved and resources available for conducting a scientific or technical literature search. Both subscription and free resources will be discussed, as both are helpful to the intellectual property researcher. In addition, this program will address how to retrieve copies of these documents once a search has been performed.

Sunday July 24, 2011 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
PCC-Room 204(B)

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