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*Grandpa’s Invention: Genealogical Research with U.S. Patents*
*Date: *Saturday, May 12, 2018
*Time: *10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
*Location: *Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Central Branch, 1
Lafayette Circle, Buffalo, NY 14203.
*Cost: *Free and open to the public.
*Presented by Western New York Genealogical Society and the Buffalo & Erie
County Public Library. *
Searching for patents and navigating the U.S. patents system can be an
overwhelming task. This workshop will take away some of the mystery and
highlight the possible rewards. Did a relative member come up with a great
idea? Did they take the steps to protect their invention? In addition to
the specifics of the invention a patent can include: biographical
information, name changes, the inventor's citizenship, addresses, employer
information, names of executors, and signatures.
Topics covered include:
- Introduction to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) website
- Searching the database
- Introduction to the print resources
- Overview of specialized patent resources
*Instructor:* Andrew C. Maines, MLS, PTRC Representative & Government
Document Librarian, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
>>Visit http://wnygs.org/meeting-2018-05.html to download a PDF version of
the event flyer.
Special travel advisory for those who use of the Skyway (Route 5): Please
make note of ongoing NYSDOT construction; specific to Saturdays, the
Buffalo Skyway will be open to outbound (westbound) traffic only [
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