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“The World of Patents: What they are, How to get one, and their Place in History” with John Hutchinson

Thursday, June 20 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Camden Public Library welcomes Patent & Trademark Resource Center representative John Hutchinson for a presentation all about patents on Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. This program is in-person only.

The number of people applying for patents and trademarks greatly increased during the pandemic and remains high. Obtaining a patent can be important for an inventor, and obtaining a trademark can be an important step in founding a business.

Hutchinson will explain the basic concepts behind these intellectual properties, how to get them, and how to do a search on the official US Patent & Trademark database. He will also share a fun compilation of famous historical patents.

John Hutchinson is the Business Librarian at the Fogler Library at the University of Maine, as well as the representative for the Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). Orono’s PTRC is a public service of the Fogler Library in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).