PTDLA at ALA-RUSA Preconference

Intellectual Property for Technology Startup: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright

What are common misconceptions about intellectual property among entrepreneurs? Two IP attorneys will discuss disputes and challenges startups are facing. Librarians and entrepreneurs will also get tips from experts on effective patent and trademark searching, learn about Patent and Trademark Resource Centers, and get introduced to best practices in library collaboration with the university commercialization office. For business librarians in academic, public, and special libraries; SBDC counselors; entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in the topic. Sponsored by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA. Register here.

Date: Friday, June 26, Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Location: TBD

Meeting Minutes and Open Forum Transcript from 2014 Seminar

Attached here are the Association's minutes from both the Executive Board meeting and the Annual Business meeting from the 2014 Annual PTRC Seminar. Also attached is the open forum transcript.

PTRCA Day Presentations from 2014 Seminar

Attached here are some of the slides and handouts presented by PTRCA members on PTRCA Day during the 2014 Annual Seminar. These include materials from both Association presenters and the "Round Table Discussions on Best Practices" hosts. If you have presentation materials that are not listed here, and would like them to be, please contact me at and I will upload them for you.

How to Cite Patents - Databases including patents and Bibliographic Citation Software - Draft

Note: This is the first draft. I would appreciate suggestions. The contributors listed below have been a great start for the important task of identifying how to best cite patent resources.


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