Cincinnati, OH

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

The Patent & Trademark Resource Center is located in the Information & Reference department of the Main Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County (PLCH). The Main Library takes up two city blocks, and is consistently one of the busiest urban branches in the nation.

The PTRC hosted a Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium in March as part of their Women’s History Month events. The Symposium featured representatives from the USPTO as well as IP experts from the Cincinnati area. It was a great day of learning and networking for all in attendance.

Linda Kocis, PTRC representative at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, continues to work with the Inventor’s Council of Cincinnati (ICC) to provide programming and educational assistance to independent inventors. The ICC hosted their fourth annual First Filament Award contest in 2017 and awarded over $2000 to three independent inventors to continue the process of commercializing their patent pending products. Linda also provides training in patent and trademark searching through classes and individual appointments.