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, Continue reading
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, Continue reading
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.
In September 2009 the Orono PTDL hosted a day-long patent seminar titled “The Patent Mindset”, aimed at patent attorneys, inventors and engineering faculty. Continue reading