Auburn, AL

Last year was active for the Auburn PTDL. I had my first meeting with inventors, organized through the Small Business Development Center on campus. There I talked more about Intellectual Property and its uses and benefits to small businesses than about searching for patents, because that was where my audience was according to the SBDC director.

I used the example of two brands of pressure sensitive adhesive bandages, one a generic and one from Band-Aid, and I gave all the attendees one of each. I then showed them the front page of a 1950