2018-2019 President's Report

President’s Report, 2018-2019

Dave Zwicky, West Lafayette, IN

Probably the biggest event of this year was the retirement of Chris Kitchens, Director of the Public Search Services Division and former head of the PTRC Program, from the USPTO on May 25th.  Chris has been an important part of this organization for a long time and, even though her presence continues to be felt, will be much missed.

Esther Crawford PTRCA Distinguished Service Award (DSA)

1. Description of Award

The Esther Crawford PTRCA Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to an individual PTRCA member or individual who demonstrates outstanding service to the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association by active and effective participation on PTRCA committees and PTRCA activities that enhance the association educational experience.

Trademarks differentiate your product and service; learn more at a free NKU seminar on April 12

In addition to intellectual property awareness, this seminar helps those entrepreneurs who are considering developing a new invention, starting a new business, or existing businesses who wish to improve their business performance. This event is brought to you by the Kentucky Innovation Network at Northern Kentucky, NKU Grant County Center, NKU Intellectual Property Awareness Center (IPAC), NKU Small Business Development Center, Central Kentucky Inventors Council, Inventor’s Council of Cincinnati, and others.

This FREE event is scheduled Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at NKU Grant County Center, 390 North Main Street, Williamstown 41097. Pre-registration is requested. For more info, see:



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