Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan.

Ann Arbor,  MI PTRC is located in the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library (AAEL) in the Duderstadt Center at the University of Michigan. AAEL houses the Art & Design, Architecture & Urban Planning and Engineering Collections. Last fall,  we had a presentation on Trademarks from Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison and in the summer, we had Basics of Patent Searching session by staff of the USPTO Detroit Satellite Office to celebrate 5 years of the Detroit satellite office. In addition, we had 7 classes where patent examiners from the Detroit satellite office come and talk to College of Engineering, School of Information and Law school classes. Our Patent and Trademark Research Guide at http://guides.lib.umich.edu/patents, includes a tutorial and a easy downloadable flyer.  In addition to working with the public inventors,  we also provided intellectual property support to our faculty and students including special innovation offices like Tech Transfer, and Medical Innovation from the university.