Intellectual Property Basics at the Davenport Public Library

Join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at the Davenport Public Library Patent Trademark and Resource Center to learn about intellectual property and ways to protect your invention as you transition from idea to product. This session is for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, and students. The program will include:

Free parking is available in the parking lot next to St. Anthony's Church for library patrons.

  • Overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets

  • Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP with patents

  • Options if your invention is already patented 

  • Bringing inventions to market vs. patenting first

There is no fee to attend, but space is limited. Register for this event here.