Committees 2021-2022

Committees 2021-2022

Standing Committees

Bylaws Committee
Charge: Review the PTRCA bylaws and recommend language for updates; coordinate with the PTRCA webmaster to ensure that the most recent bylaws are on the website.

Marian Armour-Gemman, Morgantown,WV marian.armourgemmen@mail.wvu.edu  (CHAIR)
Jared Hoppenfeld, College Station, TX  jhoppenf@library.tamu.edu
Andrew Wohrley, Auburn, AL, wohrlaj@auburn.edu
Sharyl Overhiser, Philadelphia, PA overhisers@freelibrary.org (Ex-officio)

 

Conferences Committee
Charge: Coordinate all arrangements necessary for the PTRCA portions of the Annual PTRC Training Seminar and PTRCA Conference. Continue reading

Commercial Patent Database Vendors

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Clarivate Derwent

Derwent World Patent Index (DWPI) patent families ensure you don’t encounter duplicate inventions. The invention-based records allow you to see the full global protection for a single invention, instead of one record per patent – saving you valuable research time.

Derwent Patent Citation Index (DPCI) provides an invention-level view of patent and literature citations, Continue reading

2019-2020 President’s Report

PTRCA President’s Report, 2019-2020

Jared Hoppenfeld, College Station, TX

When I was originally asked to run for VP/President of PTRCA, I asked about the time commitment.  Past presidents told me what was involved and that the time required was minimal.  When you take on this type of leadership role, you hope that things will run smoothly.  I was grateful to be elected to this position and looked forward to the year ahead.  Continue reading

News from the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program (PTRCP) April 2019

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News from the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program (PTRCP) Office

In the past year, PTRCP has gone through staff changes and has strengthened the support we provide for PTRC outreach. Librarian Tiffany Mair and Administrative Support Assistant Anthony Wilkinson both left PTRCP (Anthony is still with USPTO but in a new position as a Customer Service Specialist). Chris Kitchens retired in May 2018 after many years of service to the USPTO and PTRCP. Continue reading

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.

In other news, Continue reading

Committees 2017-2018

Committees 2017-2018

 

Standing Committees

Bylaws Committee
Charge: Review the PTRCA bylaws and recommend language for updates; coordinate with the PTRCA webmaster to ensure that the most recent bylaws are on the website.

Marian Armour-Gemman, Morgantown, WV (Chair)
Jared Hoppenfeld, College Station, TX
Suzanne Reinman, Stillwater, OK
Lisha Li, Atlanta, GA (ex officio)

Conferences Committee
Charge: Coordinate all arrangements necessary for the PTRCA portions of the Annual PTRC Training Seminar and PTRCA Conference. Continue reading

News from the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program (PTRCP) March 2017

News from the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program (PTRCP)

It is hard to envision a more exhilarating time to be involved in intellectual property.  Interest in Design Patents and Trade Dress has increased markedly in recent years, as anyone who searches the Web for “increasing importance of design patents” or “increasing importance of trade dress” can quickly verify.  Assisting your PTRC customers to locate relevant intellectual property information has never been as challenging or as important as it is today.  Continue reading

2016-2017 President’s Report

2016-2017 President’s Report

PTRCA President’s Report 2016-2017

 

If I can use one sentence to summarize this year, it will be: Change is the norm. First of all, we welcomed the new PTRCP Manager – Robert Berry in May 2016. Rob had previously served as a PTRC Representative at the Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT since 2009 and lately worked as a Fellow at the PTRCP office from September 2014 to May 2016. Continue reading

Committees 2016-2017

Committees 2016-2017

 

Standing Committees

Bylaws Committee
Charge: Review the PTRCA bylaws and recommend language for updates; coordinate with the PTRCA webmaster to ensure that the most recent bylaws are on the website.

Marian Armour-Gemman, Morgantown, WV (Chair)
Spruce Fraser, St. Louis, MO (Ex officio)
Jared Hoppenfeld, College Station, TX
Lisha Li, Atlanta, GA
 

Conferences Committee
Charge: Coordinate all arrangements necessary for the PTRCA portions of the Annual PTRC Training Seminar and PTRCA Conference. Continue reading