Libraries offer patent and trademark seminar

October 19, 2009

Penn State University Libraries will hold a full-day seminar on "Researching Patent and Trademark Information" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Foster Auditorium (room 101) at Pattee Library on Penn State's University Park campus.

The seminar is free, but registration is required due to limited space. Register online at or call 814-867-1448.

The seminar will be of interest to inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, students, and legal professionals. Experts from the Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program will discuss:

  • overview of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets;
  • conducting a patent search;
  • invention promotion firms; asking the right questions;
  • conducting a federal trademark search; plus
  • videos on innovation and trademarks.

The program is sponsored by the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library. For more than 30 years, Penn State University Libraries have been an official depository library for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For more information, contact John Meier at 814-867-1448 or

  • The University Libraries have been an official depository for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for more than 30 years.

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