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Saturday, July 2 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Patent Office as a Historical Research Tool

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Guy Letourneau will demonstrate how to navigate uspto.gov to query and locate historical patents and examine their contents to provide valuable clues about lifestyles, fashions, and social settings of any selected historical period in the 19th- or 20th-century. People patent solutions to problems of their day, and studying what was being applied for or litigated provides an accurate snapshot of life in the time range or locations searched.

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Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT