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Patents and Trademarks 101

  • September 23, 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.

Registration is closed

Learn how to serve the intellectual property needs of local inventors and entrepreneurs with Patent and Trademark Resource Center Librarian Will Salas.

To be covered:

*Types of intellectual property protection
*Provisional Patent Applications
*Finding an attorney
*Costs of patents and trademarks
*Patent classification
*The patentability search
*Different levels of trademark protection
*Strong and weak trademarks
*Searching for a mark using the Trademark Electronic Search System TESS
*Why you should become an eFiler with the USPTO

IMPORTANT: This class will not cover copyright as it pertains to reuse in digital collections.  

About William Salas:
For the past 6 years, William Salas has been helping inventors and entrepreneurs answer the question: ‘I have a great what?’   He is a participant of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is an e-filer with the USPTO.

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Erin Hunter,

Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at   

If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

During this interruption of our normal working day, Nicole Menchise is creating live Zoom 'workshops' for the benefit of anyone interested in best practices for preservation of items at home or work.  The workshops are a combination of slides shared on the screen and hands-on techniques.

These webinars are for those interested in getting some practical, professional advice about how to preserve your personal family archives, or are looking to learn something to bring back to their organizations.  Plan to budget 60 minutes for each meeting in order to have ample time to cover the topic and to answer comments and questions during and after the webinar.  

As the Digitization and Archives Coordinator for LILRC, Menchise is basing these webinars on some elements of the preservation workshops she has done in the past.  The inspiration came from the "Ask An Archivist" segment she writes for the Long Island Archives Newsletter published bi-monthly for LILRC.  To see the past issues and other publications from LILRC, go to

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Phone: (631) 675-1570

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