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  1. Patent and Trademark Resource Center....Our 1st Year of Service

    On May 22nd the library will celebrate it’s first year as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center. Last May the library partnered with the USPTO to offer a 2-day training on the patent and trademark process attended by over 75 people.  One year later we have assisted over 90 inventors and entrepreneurs with researching patents and trademarks. A search of  patent and trademark databases found 104 patents and 1140 trademarks assigned to inventors in Durango!

    Some fun and famous patent holders include:

    • Eddie Van Halen owns 5 patents all focused on stringed instruments. 
    • James Cameron’s patent no. 4996938 was created for the film “The Abyss” and was an underwater dolly equipped with propellers. 
    So next time you think, “I wish I had thought of that” or “I could improve on the design of a product or process” and you’re ready to pursue that  patent or trademark, give the library a call and we can get you started on your journey.