Free Workshop on Researching Patent & Trademark Information

On November 13th, the Madison Public Library Central Library is offering a free public workshop on Researching Patent & Trademark Information: Essential Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property

It looks like an excellent program with experts from UW-Madison, USPTO, and more.

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

and Registration Packets

9:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m.


• Deborah Helman, Director of Science and Engineering Libraries

• David Bloom, Science and Engineering Librarian, PTRC Representative.

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Overview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets

• Donna Arment, Fellowship, Librarian, USPTO Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program (PTRCP)

Protect Yourself Against Invention Promotion Scams

• M. Neil Massong, Librarian PTRCP

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

— Break —

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

Local Resources Panel

• Moderator: David Bloom

• Michelle Somes-Booher, Director, Wisconsin SBDC at the UW-Madison Wisconsin School of Business

• Andrea Hughes, Project Director, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)

• Grant Gelhar, Chapter Co-Chair, SCORE Madison

• Jill Huizenga, Small Business Entrepreneurship Instructor, Madison Area Technical College

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Patent Concepts and Searching

• M. Neil Massong, PTRCP

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

— Break —

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Conducting a Preliminary Federal Trademark Search Using USPTO Website

Donna Arment, Fellowship Librarian, PTRCP

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Review and Questions; Adjournment