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”

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”

Esther Crawford PTRCA Distinguished Service Award (DSA)

1. Description of Award The Esther Crawford PTRCA Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to an individual PTRCA member or individual who demonstrates outstanding service to the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association by active and effective participation on PTRCA committees and PTRCA activities that enhance the association educational experience. 2. Who is eligible? All … Continue reading “Esther Crawford PTRCA Distinguished Service Award (DSA)”

Trademarks differentiate your product and service; learn more at a free NKU seminar on April 12, 2016

In addition to intellectual property awareness, this seminar helps those entrepreneurs who are considering developing a new invention, starting a new business, or existing businesses who wish to improve their business performance. This event is brought to you by the Kentucky Innovation Network at Northern Kentucky, NKU Grant County Center, NKU Intellectual Property Awareness Center … Continue reading “Trademarks differentiate your product and service; learn more at a free NKU seminar on April 12, 2016”