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

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Join us for an Upcoming Program!

January 24, 2017 – Intro to Trademarks

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Starting or expanding your business? Protect your brand by learning the basics of trademarks from attorney Frank G. Long.

  • Choosing a strong mark
  • Benefits of registration
  • Avoiding common mistakes

January 24, 2017, Noon – 1 p.m.

To Register: https://www.azlibrary.gov/events/2082

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Arizona Territorial Census Records Now Available Online!

A significant group of valuable Arizona historical record collections, provided through a partnership with the Arizona State Archives and Ancestry.com, are now available on-line and free to residents of the State of Arizona through Ancestry.com.  This includes the Arizona territorial census records covering the years from 1864 through 1882.

All Arizona records are available at azlibrary.gov and can be found on the Doing Research at the Archives page or directly at https://www.azlibrary.gov/arm/research-archives/archives-resources/ancestry-arizona.

This access requires a free Ancestry.com Arizona account. To set up your account you simply go to the web page and enter your five digit Arizona zip code in the space at the bottom of the page.  Once your account is established researchers gain unlimited access to Arizona records that are a part of the State Archives of Arizona’s extensive holdings.

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The Future of Libraries

 

The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records seeks your input…

Every year, the state library uses LSTA funds to provide statewide projects and fund LSTA subgrants. These funding decisions are based on the LSTA Five Year Plan. We are coming to the end of the five year cycle, and now we want you to tell us what worked, what didn’t, and what you would like to see in the next Five Year plan.

We work hard to understand the needs of all libraries and library users across Arizona, and the information we gather from the Five Year Plan evaluation is one of the most important ways we gather that data.

So what did you like over the last five years? What would you like to see more of during the next five years?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/arizonapatronpriorities

Survey closes January 1, 2017

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HIVE Business Roadmap Program!

brp_flyer-english-2017_page_1Is your 2017 New Year’s resolution to finally start that business? Our friends at Phoenix Public Library have just released their 2017 Business Roadmap Program schedule!

https://statelibraryofarizona.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/brp_flyer-english-2017.pdf

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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.

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The Capitol Stacks!

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To read the December 2016 issue of the Capitol Stacks, click on the image above.

To receive future issues, use the button below:

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