University Park, PA

Penn State University

John Meier is the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) Librarian for University Park, PA located in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library at Penn State University. This year the University Park PTRC celebrated 40 years in the program. On November 14th, 2018 Rob Berry and Amelia Cohoes from the PTRC headquarters drove on snowy roads from Alexandria, VA to central Pennsylvania to present a wonderful public program to our students, faculty, and community. Over the course of the day we had almost 100 attendees, culminating with Dean Barbara Dewey accepting a commemorative certificate followed by a tasty afternoon reception. Unfortunately we lost LaMonica Wiggins, our Entrepreneurship Librarian, who attended the annual PTRC Seminar last year.  We are advertising currently to replace the position and are looking for candidates with a strong business background. We still have Lori Lysiak (Altoona, PA) and Carmen Cole (University Park, PA) are still active members of our PTRC team, which includes Invent Penn State programs such as Startup Week and Global Entrepreneurship Week. We are lucky to have a local IP Clinic in the Penn State Law School, where supervised law students provide free legal advice all over Pennsylvania through our Commonwealth Campuses. We continue to work with faculty in the entrepreneurship minor (ENTI) and many colleges and campuses to provide online and in class patent and trademark information literacy support.