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: … Continue reading “Committees 2021-2022”

Commercial Patent Database Vendors

Commercial patent database vendors that provide patent data with value added features and analytic tools include: 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 … Continue reading “Commercial Patent Database Vendors”

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 … Continue reading “2019-2020 President’s Report”

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

Multi-apertured feline toy and exercise device, U.S., 5,870,971 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 … Continue reading “News from the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program (PTRCP) April 2019”

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, … Continue reading “2018-2019 President’s Report”

Committees 2017-2018

Committees 2017-2018   Standing Committees Bylaws CommitteeCharge: 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, TXSuzanne Reinman, Stillwater, OKLisha Li, Atlanta, GA (ex officio) Conferences CommitteeCharge: Coordinate all arrangements necessary … Continue reading “Committees 2017-2018”

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 … Continue reading “News from the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program (PTRCP) March 2017”

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 … Continue reading “2016-2017 President’s Report”

Committees 2016-2017

Committees 2016-2017   Standing Committees Bylaws CommitteeCharge: 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, TXLisha Li, Atlanta, GA  Conferences CommitteeCharge: Coordinate all arrangements … Continue reading “Committees 2016-2017”