Deborah Nevin, Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County PTRC
By Barbara J. Hampton, J.D., M.L.S. (PTRCA Associate Member, Southbury, CT) and Jan Comfort, M.L.S., Engineering Librarian, Clemson University, and PTRCA Member (Clemson, SC)
Chuck Malone, Macomb, IL PTRC
Here at the Hennepin County Library I continued to do my monthly patent workshop, alternating between the downtown Central Library and the suburban Southdale Library where I work two days a week.
We are still happily partnering with LegalCORPS, an IP pro bono organization, to present two classed lead by IP attorneys: Protecting Your Ideas: Intellectual Property Basics for Inventors and Writing and Filing a Provisional Patent Application. It seems like attendance has been up for our classes this last year. Always a good thing!
In September Dr. Christal Sheppard, Director of the Midwest Regional USPTO in Detroit, visited the Twin Cities and spoke to a group of inventors at the Central Library.