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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.