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Blog Posts by Subject: Patents and Trademarks

New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through October 30, 2012

PP23140 - Anthurium plant named 'Anthzupap'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of October 23 and 30, 2012.

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through October 16, 2012

PP23119 - Hypericum plant named 'Bosafir'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of October 2 and 16, 2012. Images for the week of October 9 will be added later.

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through September 25, 2012

PP23035 - Coreopsis plant named 'Star Cluster'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of September 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through September 4, 2012

PP23008 - Chrysanthemum plant named 'CIDZ0002'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of August 21 and 28, and September 4, 2012.

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I.P. Guide: International Patent Information at NYPL

We pride ourselves on our United States patent system. But, to misquote, all patents are local (or at least national). So anyone who wants patent protection in another country will have to meet the filing and legal requirements of that national government. And, of course, do a patent search!

Fortunately, there is an online patent search site that will search almost all international patents (including United States patents): Espacenet (discussed below). Of course, as with United states patents, some types of research into patents for other 

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through August 14, 2012

PP22929 - Apple tree named 'Premier Star'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of August 7 and 14, 2012.

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I.P. Guide: United States Patent Information at NYPL

New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through July 31, 2012

PP22915 - Kniphofia plant named 'Papaya Popsicle'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of July 17, 24 and 31, 2012.

For additional Plant Patent plates for 2012, 2013 and 2014, these have been listed, with links, in the table posted here.

As before, please be careful in using these — they're really not appropriate to use for prior art or other similar 

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through July 10, 2012

PP22847 - Poinsettia plant named 'NPCW10184'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of June 26, and July 3 and 10, 2012.

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through June 19, 2012

PP22781 - Strawberry plant named 'Puget Crimson'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of June 12 and 19, 2012.

For additional Plant Patent plates for 2012, 2013 and 2014, these have been listed, with links, in the table posted here.

As before, please be careful in using these — they're really not appropriate to use for prior art or other similar searches. Otherwise, 

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through June 5, 2012

PP22768 - Hibiscus plant named 'DUP-FXL'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of May 22, 29 and June, 2012.

For additional Plant Patent plates for 2012, 2013 and 2014, these have been listed, with links, in the table posted here.

As before, please be careful in using these - they're really not appropriate to use for prior art or other similar searches. Otherwise, please 

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through May 15, 2012

Hydrangea plant named 'Hokomano' - PP22696Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of May 1, 8 and 15, 2012.

For additional Plant Patent plates for 2012, 2013 and 2014, these have been listed, with links, in the table posted here.

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Plant Patents - A First Look at New Color Images at SIBL

Clematis plant named 'UNAI 005'Despite the shift from the Patent and Trademark Depository Library designation to our new Patent and Trademark Resource Center status, one vestige of over 140 years of being a patent depository remains. Color images for Plant Patents are only available in print, and are still being received here at SIBL in paper format. This seems like a good opportunity to take a look at some of the most recent ones we've received here, and so we've done a bunch of QAD color image 

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Alien Patents Found at SIBL!

They weren't found in Area 51; or Area 57 or Hangar 18 or anywhere close to Roswell for that matter. For those of you who want to believe — I'm sorry, you'll have to wait a bit longer. The bibliographic record for this find shows the US Alien Property Custodian as author, and these patents, or patent applications in the cases ascertained so far, are documents from the Second World War.

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Intellectual Property Day at SIBL, November 2011 — Wrap-Up

The Hat - Patents and TrademarksThe talent pool in patents and trademarks at SIBL is deep — which means we're almost always ready to answer IP questions on the spot when they come up. But I've been lucky and have had the opportunity to wear the patent and trademark hat — yes, there is one, it won first place in a contest a few years ago! And among the privileges this brings is the opportunity to invite U.S. Patent and Trademark Office representatives to come to SIBL every couple of years for public and staff 

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Trademark — Legal Care for Your Business and Product Name

November 8 is fast approaching, and with it the Intellectual Property day at SIBL, featuring representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This seems like a good opportunity to recommend one of the Library's best sources for information about trademarks, Stephen Elias and Richard Stim's Nolo book Trademark — Legal Care for Your Business and Product Name.

Highly 

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A New Patent Law

Those who take an interest in patents will have heard by now; the U.S. has a new patent law, the "Leahy-Smith America Invents Act." It's too early to tell whether the changes that will take place as a result will be revolutionary or not; and for that I await the views of the experts. But it is worthwhile taking note of these recent patent law amendments in anticipation of the visit to SIBL by the USPTO on November 

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Intellectual Property Day at SIBL

We're just starting to get the word out — November 8, 2011 will be a day to explore Intellectual Property protection when the Science, Industry and Business Library hosts a visit from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Our friends from the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program will be here to to present a day-long seminar covering IP protection topics, as well as offer pointers on searching for patents and trademarks on the USPTO databases. Overall this 

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Summer Movies! Videos from the Trademark Office

First some breaking news! The word has come down from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The new name of the Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries will be Patent and Trademark Resource Centers. The actual name change will be official as of October 1st. Although as yet no festivities are planned, we look forward, both before and after the change, to helping you with your Patent and Trademark research here at SIBL. What do

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Patent Searching Made Easy

I'm hesitant to use the word easy; things easy to do don't usually have to be identified, and when things aren't all that easy, it's not good to suggest they are. But, Patent Searching Made Easy is the title of a Nolo Press book by David Hitchcock (currently available here at SIBL in its fifth edition), and I'm going to exploit an opportunity to write a little about both this book and patent searching.

There are several reasons to "search" patents. This book is about "prior art" searching, 

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