2010

Baltimore, MD

University of Baltimore Law Library

We’ve had an uptick in members of the public coming to our library. Most are content with instruction on using the PTO website, but we have signed people onto PubWest as well. The most exciting event of the year for was that I was able to attend the Independent Inventors Conference at the PTO in November. It was fascinating to go beyond the world of patent searching and learn about other aspects of patenting an invention: marketing, evaluating the viability of a patent, claims drafting, working with your patent practitioner, and case studies of successful and unsuccessful inventors.

Orono, ME

University of Maine

Established in 1993, the Orono, Maine PTDL is located at the Raymond H. Fogler Library's Science & Engineering Center at the University of Maine. I have been the PTDL representative since August 2006, as well as the subject liaison for the engineering, computer science and mathematics academic units at UMaine.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Broward County Main Library

Hi Readers!

My name is Eileen Fischlschweiger. I’ve been the Fort Lauderdale PTDL Representative for thirteen years, and have worked at the PTDL in the capacity of Patent and Trademark Librarian for fifteen years. I have worked for the Broward County Library System for over 21 years. I have a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in both Chemistry and Physics, a Master’s degree in Communications, a considerable amount of graduate level coursework in Education, and a second Master’s degree in Library Science.

College Park, MD

There is little news from College Park, other than that the private sector seems to be slowly recovering from the 2008 crash.

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