Watch for news and announcements about multiple programs and workshops about intellectual property and related topics.  

Workshops and Seminars for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Educators and Legal Professionals 

July 24, 2018
Assisting U.S. Rights Holders and Protecting their IP in China @ NKY Chamber of Commerce,
Ft. Mitchell, KY, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330, 8:30-11:00am

Conrad Wong, Attorney-Advisor, China IP Team from the USPTO and other talk about differences between Chinese and U.S. IP law enforcement challenges, local resources for small businesses and inventors, and more. 

See for details.

July 28, 2018
Intellectual Property Open House @ PLCH Main Library
Third Floor Computer Training Room, 2:30-4:30pm

A second chance to ask questions about intellectual property, check out the USPTO’s website and determine which intellectual property protection is right for you and your business.


Inventor’s Council Meetings @ PLCH Main Library

The Inventor's Council of Cincinnati is a nonprofit organization offering support and resources to independent inventors. Hear from guest speakers who are experts on Intellectual Property or innovation. Network with like-minded creative people. Meet in the Huenefeld Tower Room on the third floor of the Main Library at 7pm.See for more.

  • April 3
  • May 8
  • June 5
  • July 10

Future Workshops & Programs

Watch this site for annoucements for forthcoming winter and spring events.


The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County (in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio) and NKU’s Steely Library (in Highland Heights, Kentucky) are staffed with trained specialists who offer courses and assistance in patent and trademark searching.                                                                         

For more information about the intellectual property classes at PLCH Cincinnati Main Library, search PLCH program calendar @ or email

Schedule an appointment for an advanced patent searching consultation via Advanced Patent Searching Consultation with PubWEST/EAST @ NKU Steely Library, Highland Heights, KY. Contact John Schlipp, Intellectual Property Librarian via
/content/inside/library/find/guides/relatedguides/patents.html  NOTE: It is highly recommended to attend one of the workshops listed above or meeting with John Schlipp about USPTO classifications before scheduling an Advanced Patent Searching consultation. John's email contact is .  

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