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Davenport Public Library named Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) - August 30, 2011

Emily Harris, patent attorneyThe United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has just announced the designation of the Davenport Public Library as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). While there are 81 PTRC libraries in the national network, the Davenport Library is the first geared toward electronic access and training and moves away from the old "paper depository" concept. 

Iowans can use the library to access information about patents and trademarks with the assistance of USPTO-trained librarians. Services offered are free and the library also plans to host public seminars on intellectual property topics.

The addition of this first electronic access PTRC library in Iowa looks to be a great resource for entrepreneurs and innovators in Iowa.