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Researching Patent & Trademark Information

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office is offering a free seminar for inventors, entrepreneurs, educators and legal professionals at Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth Street, on Wednesday, September 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The day's events will include:

*An overview of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets
*How to make the best use of the USPTO website
*Conducting a patent search, step by step
*Asking the right questions of invention promotion firms
*Conducting a trademark search, step by step

A prepaid box lunch will be available for $7.50 with your choice of turkey or hummus wrap, chips and a beverage, or you may opt to go out to eat.

To register, contact Judy Pinger, the MPL Business & Technology Coordinator, by phone at 414 - 286 - 3247 or by email at The deadline for registration is Tuesday, August 31.

This program is presented in connection with Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World on exhibit at the Central Library from September 8 to October 22, 2010.

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Patents 101 @ the Library

On Monday, February 22, the Central Library is offering the monthly Patents 101 class in the Krikelas Room on the second floor. During the Patents 101 class, a Business Librarian will explain the seven-step strategy for doing a patent search. Learning how to navigate the United States Patent and Trademark Office website is the first step to protecting your idea. The Patents 101 class is held from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. You can contact the Business and Technology desk at (414)286-3051 if you have any further questions.

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