Ever wonder about Federal Depository Libraries?

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This post from Free Government Information might seem a little inside baseball to some, but it does a great job explaining why the Federal Depository Library Program (of which the State Library is a member) is so important to both preserving and accessing information produced by the federal government.

For more background info, check out our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/StateLibAZ/timeline?ref=page_internal

To read the article:

http://freegovinfo.info/node/11549

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Wondering about provisional patent applications?

A provisional patent application can be a useful way of establishing a filing date for your invention while you develop the idea, conduct your patentability search, or draft your nonprovisional utility patent application. For more information, check out the article: The Provisional Patent Application: Is it for Me? in the January 2017 issue of The Inventor’s Eye!

https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/newsletter/inventors-eye/provisional-patent-application-it-me

USPTO Patent Filing Webinar

noun_201421_patentpendingThinking about filing a patent, but confused by the application options? Check out the USPTO’s upcoming webinar:

DATE AND TIME

Mon, January 23, 2017

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

DESCRIPTION

Are you an inventor looking to protect your idea but unsure of which application to file?

Then join us as we go over the differences between Utility and Design Patent applications and the advantages of filing a Provisional and/or Non Provisional Utility Patent Application.

We will also go over the different forms, fees, and formalities required for the respective type of application.

This interactive presentation will allow online users to send questions via the chat function to have them answered live!

Registration Link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-different-types-of-patent-applications-tickets-29490635284

This is an outside event; please follow links above for more information.

Veterans in AZ: Telling Their Story With Census Data

The U.S. Census Bureau collects demographic, social, and economic data on veterans.  Such data includes unemployment rate, household income, business ownership, period of service, educational attainment, health care and age distribution. The data is used for policy analysis, program planning, and budgeting of veteran programs.

As we celebrate those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces this Veterans Day, come learn about this important part of Arizona’s citizenry. This is a hands-on training; participants will be on-line with the Instructor following along with their own computer/laptop to learn how to navigate the census website and access Veteran’s data.

Presented by Pauline Nunez, U.S. Census Bureau

Date: Tuesday November 1, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Webinar

To Register for this webinar: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t7d8b03c3faebaccae1992708856adf86

 

Learn to use WESTLAW!

July 26, 2016 – Westlaw Basics

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Are you new to legal research? Want to learn to use one of the most common legal research databases?

Join us to learn how to use Westlaw. Presented by Kay Engler, Esq. Westlaw Government Account Manager.

  • Research and retrieve case law and statutes
  • Find annotations for statutes
  • Find out if a case or law has been changed or overruled

Date: Tuesday July 26, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons

To register: http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1683

Intellectual Property IS a Business Strategy

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Join us this Saturday, April 9th from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. at Scottsdale Public Library’s Eureka Loft to learn about intellectual property as a business strategy!

  • Overview of the types of intellectual property
  • Why startups should consider protecting IP
  • The resources available from the USPTO

Presented by John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office.

For more info, click the link below:

http://scottsdalelibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=45092&lib=