Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Birmingham Public Library to Host Free Seminar “Researching Patent and Trademark Information”

The Birmingham Public Library will host a free one-day seminar for inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, legal professionals, and the general public. The seminar will be presented by the program staff of the United States Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program.

The seminar will include an overview of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, as well as sessions on conducting patent and trademark searches and much more.

The agenda for “Researching Patent and Trademark Information” is listed below. For more details, please call Government Documents at 226-3620.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling 205-226-3620 or by email at Deadline for reservations is Friday, May 22.

Event: “Researching Patent and Trademark Information”
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2009
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Registration 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.)
Place: Central Library, Richard Arrington Auditorium
Cost: Free

Schedule and agenda:

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 Welcome

9:05 Overview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets
Tom Turner, Librarian, USPTO Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program

9:45 Video: Promoting Innovation: Today’s USPTO

10:15 Break

10:45 Conducting a Patent Search, Step by Step
Michael Hydorn, Technical Information Specialist, Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program

12:00 Lunch (on your own)

1:30 PTDL Services at Birmingham Public Library
Rebecca Scarborough, Government Documents, Birmingham Public Library

1:45 Invention Promotion Firms: How to Ask the Right Questions
Tom Turner, USPTO

2:15 Break

2:30 Video: Trademarks: Fingerprints of Commerce

2:45 Conducting a Trademark Search, Step by Step
Tom Turner, USPTO

4:00 Adjournment

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