Press Release

January 3, 2001

Assistance for Inventors at the Public Library with The Power of Patents Workshops

Do you have an idea for a new machine or product? Are you wondering if someone else has the same idea? Would you like to see how to protect your invention before taking it to the marketplace? The Public Documents & Patents Department at the Main Library, 800 Vine Street, is the place to get answers to these questions.

Further help is offered through a free program called The Power of Patents, a three-hour introduction to intellectual property, the nature of patents, patent searching strategies, and patent applications.

The Power of Patents is held every two months at the Main Library downtown. The next workshop is scheduled for Saturday, January 20 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Remaining dates for 2001 are:

Workshops are held in Meeting Room 3A, third floor of the South Building. For more information and program registration, contact the Public Documents & Patents Department directly at 513-369-6971.

Interpreter available upon request for the hearing impaired. Please call 513-369-6944 [TDD 513-369-6946] at least one week before program.

Information about events at the Main Library and 41 branch libraries is available on the Internet site: