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 

September 22, 2018 Patent Searching for Beginners @PLCH Main Library

                Third Floor Computer Training Room, 2:30-4:30 p.m. (Downtown Cincinnati, not Highland Heights, KY.)

Learn how to search the USPTO’s databases. Learn what forms and information are required in a patent application. Get started on your own patent search.

October 6, 2018 Trademark Searching for Beginners @PLCH Main Library

                Third Floor Computer Training Room, 2:30-4:30 p.m. (Downtown Cincinnati, not Highland Heights, KY.)

Learn how to create a strong trademark and how to search the USPTO’s trademark database, TESS. We’ll also discuss unusual marks, those with symbols, sounds and even smells.

November 3, 2018 Provisional Patents for Beginners @ PLCH Main Library

                Third Floor Computer Training Room, 2:30-4:30 p.m. (Downtown Cincinnati, not Highland Heights, KY.)

Learn how to file a provisional patent application. Get the required forms and begin writing the detailed description to include with your application.

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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. (Downtown Cincinnati, not Highland Heights, KY.) See http://inventcincy.org/ for more.

  • September 11 (meeting in Room 3A on the third floor)
  • October 2           
  • November 6 (Election Day)
  • December 4  

Future Workshops & Programs

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

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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 @ http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/programs/ or email Linda.Kocis@cincinnatilibrary.org.

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 schlippj1@nku.edu .  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Information on this page 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.

 

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