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PTRC Grand Opening Events Savannah/Statesboro GA September 27/28 2023: Workshop for Librarians/Legal Professionals

Grand Opening Events Information

Coastal Georgia Library Collaborative workshop: Patent and Trademark Searching


Researching Patent and Trademark Information

Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program

Librarian Training

For Coastal Georgia Library Collaborative

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Armstrong Campus, Lane Library, Savannah

Georgia Southern University Libraries

please register by Friday, September 22nd 2023

Q? Caroline Hopkinson 912-344-3019

Workshop Agenda


Welcome and Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program History

  • Caroline Hopkinson, Research and Instruction Librarian, Head of Archives and Special Collections, Lane Library, Georgia Southern University
  • John Schlipp, Intellectual Property, Government Information and Lead Instructional Librarian, Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University
  • Rob Berry, Manager, USPTO Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program (PTRCP)


Basics of Intellectual Property:  Patents, Trademarks, Copyright and Trade Secrets

  • Rob Berry


How to Conduct a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search

  • Spruce Fraser, Librarian, USPTO PTRCP

(hands-on in classroom)


Basics of Trademarks / Using the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) to Answer Commonly Asked Questions

  • Rob Berry


Follow-up Questions.  Close.



Register for the workshop

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