What is IPAC?

IPAC is an acronym which stands for Intellectual Property Awareness Center. It is a new onsite resource located at NKU’s Steely Library to assist those in need of information about intellectual property to cultivate their research, creativity, and innovation. The IPAC helps you to obtain information and resources about copyrights, trademarks, patents, scholarly publishing, and more. The IPAC is also an official Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) representing the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

For further information, view our site or contact Intellectual Property Librarian, John Schlipp. Otherwise, please telephone Steely Library at 859.572.5457.

We have answers for your intellectual property questions

Steely Library’s IPAC educates creators and consumers of intellectual property on the subjects of copyright and Fair Use, plagiarism, trademarks, patents, and other intellectual properties.

Schedule an IP Consultation

Need to know more about patents or trademarks for your business? Confused about copyright and Fair Use? Schedule an IP Consultation with John Schlipp via schlippj1@nku.edu. Also, see regularly scheduled IP Workshops conducted at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County's Main Library for more.

FREE Intellectual Property Workshops

We offer FREE mini-workshops covering patents, trademarks, copyrights, and more. These intellectual property awareness programs also support libraries, educators, and others. Our programs are part of our campus and community outreach as designated Patent & Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) representing the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Important notice

Information and other content from the IPAC website, programs, or services is provided for informational purposes only. Any information provided should not be considered legal advice.

The IPAC seeks only to facilitate related information and community connections to further IP awareness.

Any information received from IPAC should not substitute for securing legal advice from a licensed attorney.

IPAC Venn diagram logo and circular navigation icons created by NKU student artist Kati Best.