Philadelphia, PA

Free Library of Philadelphia

The Philadelphia PTRC has been located in the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Library since 1986. Its home is the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) Department which is moving to a beautiful new space within the library on April 12, 2019. The new space will provide even more programming space for one-on-one PTRC consultations, classes, networking and IP professional office hours for our patrons in conjunction with our other BRIC services for business, nonprofits and careers. 

Philadelphia PTRC Representative Sharyl Overhiser completed a one year PTRCP Fellowship at the USPTO in Alexandria, VA in July 2017 - July 2018.

Philadelphia PTRC program highlights for 2018-2019 are as follows:

  • May 3rd - IP Office Hours with attorney John Child of Paul & Paul
  • August 7th - IP Office Hours with attorney Alex Sluzas of Paul & Paul
  • August 8th - Presentation on utility and design patents, in conjunction with Culinary Literacy Center at Free Library of Philadelphia, related to ice cream
  • September 19th - How Do I Patent the Trademark on my Copyright? event
  • October 1st - Information Table & Networking at Kick Off Breakfast for Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week
  • October 2nd - It’s Your Idea, OWN IT: IP Overview Presentation for Philadelphia MEDWeek
  • October 10th - Drinks in the Archives PTRC/BRIC Table at Parkway Central Library collaboration with the Free Library's Special Collections and the Delaware Valley Archivists Group as part of Archives Month.
  • October 11th - Sticky Notes, Kleenex, and Photostats: Overview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets Presentation at Philadelphia University
  • October 30th - STOPFakes Roadshow Seminar (Morgan Lewis of Philadelphia) PTRC Overview Talk and 1:1s with attendees
  • October 30th - University of Pennsylvania Law School Intellectual Property Clinic (Detkin Clinic) event
  • November 8th - American Society of Inventors Meetup Social & Business Card Exchange
  • November 28th - University of Pennsylvania Law School Intellectual Property Clinic (Detkin Clinic) event
  • December 10th - Trademark Basics 2018 with speaker Craig Morris, USPTO
  • January 17th - IP Office Hours with attorney John Child of Paul & Paul
  • January 29th - People’s Emergency Center (PEC) Business, Patents & Trademarks Series presentation, PART I
  • February 13th - Ballard Spahr LLP IP Series – “Patents & Copyrights”
  • February 21st - Lunch & Learn Series – “Trademark Your Logo”
  • February 26th - University of Pennsylvania Law School Intellectual Property Clinic (Detkin Clinic) event
  • March 12th - People’s Emergency Center (PEC) Business, Patents & Trademarks Series presentation, PART II
  • March 13th - Ballard Spahr LLP IP Series – “Trademarks”
  • March 25th - University of Pennsylvania Law School Intellectual Property Clinic (Detkin Clinic) event