Patents for librarians

Are you a librarian looking for a better understanding of patent concepts? Do you want to be able to share reliable resources with inventors looking to protect their intellectual property? The United States Patent and Trademark Office's Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program is offering a webinar that introduces patent concepts and resources for professional librarians and library staff. This webinar will cover: 

  • An overview of patent concepts 
  • Types of patents 
  • Parts of a patent 
  • Steps to apply for a patent 
  • Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) and how they can help 
  • Additional resources 

Please register to attend this free virtual webinar, which will be held on Monday, July 22, from 2-3 p.m. ET.

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If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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