Did you know that there are currently three (3) U.S. states which do not have a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) (f/k/a Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries (PTDL)).
The states: Idaho, New Mexico, and Oregon.
That list may soon change. Per an email I received today:
Albertsons Library at Boise State University is investigating the idea of becoming a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) and we’d like your help in exploring our options.
A PTRC is a library which has made commitments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to provide public accessibility to products and services, patent and trademark search training, reference assistance and outreach to the public. Although there are freely accessible patent and trademark resources such as those on the USPTO web site and Google Patents, they lack the powerful search capabilities of resources that require secure access provided to PTRCs. There are currently no PTRCs in Idaho or Oregon.
This forum is open to interested community members. Please join us at 9:00am on July 29th in the Boise State University Student Union (Trueblood room) for a forum with Christine Kitchens, Director of the PTRC program, to learn more about the PTRC program, the potential benefits of becoming a PTRC, the commitments that would be required and innovative trends happening at other PTRC institutions.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 25th so we have an idea of approximately how many people to expect. You may still attend if you did not RSVP. Please share this invitation with others you think might be interested.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Tracy Bicknell-Holmes, Dean, Albertsons Library at 208-426-1234 or email@example.com.
Tuesday July 29, 2014
9:00am – 10:30am
Trueblood Room, 2nd floor Student Union Building
Boise State University