Core Patent Search Skills September 2021

Core Patent Search Skills (CPSS) covers the essential knowledge and skills needed for successful patent searching.

Dates Wednesday, September 22, 2021 to Thursday, September 23, 2021 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 14:00 to 15:30
Venue Online - via Zoom
Website Event website

Event details:

Join us to acquire some essential subject search skills. On this training course, attendees will:

  • find out about patent families
  • learn more about patent publications including the importance of dates and numbers in patent information
  • discover how to approach organisation name and inventor name searches.

CIIPM teaches the background and theory of using IPC and CPC patent classifications for search, and how to use forward and backward patent citations to find relevant documents. We introduce Iterative search techniques to broaden and narrow your search results. Model answers are available for practical search questions.

The course will be most useful for those with less than two years' patent search experience, those who only search patents occasionally and/or who want to increase their knowledge of patent information and update search skills. It is suitable for Intellectual Property managers and those working in R&D, technology transfer, strategic business development and competitive intelligence roles.

The course will be provided in two online sessions of 1.5 hours over two consecutive days. Cost: £190 + VAT for both sessions, manual and certificate of attendance. For further details visit the Eventbrite booking page:


CIIPM hosts an annual meeting and provides training in IP matters and information search and analysis.