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”

PTRCA Executive Council Recognizes Hal Mendelsohn and Russ Allen for Service to the Association

At this year’s annual business meeting, Hal Mendelsohn and Russ Allen were recognized by the Executive Council for their service to PTRCA. Hal Mendelsohn, recently retired from the Orlando PTRC, was thanked for his dutiful service to the Association over the last nine years, and Russ Allen was given an honorary lifetime membership for his … Continue reading “PTRCA Executive Council Recognizes Hal Mendelsohn and Russ Allen for Service to the Association”

2015-2016 Officers

President (2015–2016): Karen Kitchens, Cheyenne, WY karen.kitchens@wyo.gov Vice-President/President-Elect (Jan. 2016–March 2016): Dave Zwicky, West Lafayette, IN dzwicky@purdue.edu Vice-President/President-Elect (April 2015–Dec. 2015): Martin Wallace, Orono, ME martin.wallace@umit.maine.edu Secretary (2015–2016): John Schlipp, Highland Heights, KY schlippj1@nku.edu Treasurer (2014–2016): Jim Miller, College Park, MD jmiller2@umd.edu Past President (2015–2016): Spruce Fraser, Saint Louis, MO SFraser@slpl.org Academic Libraries Division Representative … Continue reading “2015-2016 Officers”

Our Rich History: In recognition of Black History Month 2016, National Inventors Day — Three NKy Inventors

Special to NKyTribune 
By John Schlipp Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have a rich heritage of invention and innovation. Our region’s industrial and cultural diversity, strengthened by the mass migration of Europeans and African Americans, has played a role in making us an incubator for new ideas. For the full story, see http://www.nkytribune.com/2016/02/our-rich-history-in-recognition-of-black-history-month-national-inventors-day-three-nky-inventors/ Special to NKyTribune … Continue reading “Our Rich History: In recognition of Black History Month 2016, National Inventors Day — Three NKy Inventors”

Save the Date – A Comprehensive Trademark Seminar – June 5, 2015

The NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute and NKU Steely Library Intellectual Property Awareness Center, a designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center by the USPTO, will present a Comprehensive Trademark Seminar on Friday, June 5, 2015 in Highland Heights, Kentucky. The seminar is presented in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization and the United … Continue reading “Save the Date – A Comprehensive Trademark Seminar – June 5, 2015”

PTDLA at ALA-RUSA Preconference 2015

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 … Continue reading “PTDLA at ALA-RUSA Preconference 2015”