Intellectual Property Day @Cleveland Public Library

Learn about some of the latest developments in intellectual property from experts in patent, trademark, and copyright law. This program is free and open to the public; preregistration is required.

The Supreme Court of Ohio has authorized 3.0 CLE credits for this event. Lunch is provided.

Presentations include:

Copyright and License Agreements
Cindy Kristof and Kelly Riley
Kent State University Copyright Office

Fair use has become a buzzword in the copyright world. How is the publishing industry changing with open access documents? Learn about fair use in academia and how it relates to university publications. The discussion will cover licensing agreements and how libraries are balancing the needs of users with the requirements of authorization.

Patents update
Damian Porcari
Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO

Artificial intelligence has made its way to the USPTO. Learn about updates to the examination process and how the USPTO is preparing for AI in the inventor field.

Porcari will also will report on a recent USPTO gender study and discuss ways for local firms to attract more female inventors.

Craig Morris
Managing Attorney, USPTO

Branding and marketing are vital to a successful business. But how do know if your brand can be registered federally with the USPTO? Learn best practices for a strong trademark registration application. Brush up on search strategies and discover the benefits of federal registration.

For more information, call 216-623-2932.

The Cleveland Public Library is home to a USPTO-designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). The PTRC program is a nationwide network of public, state and academic libraries that are designated by the USPTO to disseminate patent and trademark information and to support the diverse intellectual property needs of the public.