Inventor's Series: Patent and Trademark Resource Center Services
Amy Jansen and Robert Berry will provide an overview of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Services available at Sacred Heart University's Library. Patents and trademarks are important forms of intellectual property for all sectors of the economy, including small businesses and individual entrepreneurs. Jansen and Berry received training from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and can help locate and use USPTO resources, including how to conduct a preliminary patent or trademark search.
Amy Jansen is the Business & Web Experience Librarian at Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Fairfield, CT. She has an M.A. in Women's & Gender Studies from the University of Cincinnati and an MLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She serves as a liaison to the Welch College of Business at SHU and oversees the user end of their web and electronic services.
Robert Berry is a Research Librarian and Representative for the United States Patent and Trademark Office's PTRC program at Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Fairfield, CT. He has an M.A. in Political Science from the New School for Social Research, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and an MLS from Southern Connecticut State University. He worked as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for New York City and combines his interest in law, libraries and government policy with the PTRC program.