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Kelley Center - GOV

Offers access and service for patents and trademarks, United States and Texas state government information, maps, microfilm and microfiche.

Patent Searching Class

Scope

The class covers preliminary U.S. patent searching using the resources in our patent searching area and online resources from the USPTO.

Note: The scope of the class does not include trademark searching.

Audience

Independent inventors in the community. (Academic patent researchers should contact the department to discuss alternative class arrangements.)

Music of Difference: Disability, creativity and social change

Catherine Branch Lewis is passionate about supporting inclusion on college campuses, in neighborhoods, and across the globe.  As a person with cerebral palsy, she holds a unique perspective on the assets that dis(diff)ability imparts. Upon graduating from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in 2008, Dr. Lewis was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to research the role of art in social activism around the world.  While abroad, she founded the “Music of Difference” project: a concert series whose goal is to encourage positive conversations about disability and diversity.  Two Music of Difference albums have been released and the project has been presented at venues including Harvard University and the VSA International Disability Arts Convention in Washington, DC.  Dr. Lewis received both her Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music.  In 2014 she completed a fellowship with the national Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at University of Rochester Medical Center.  Currently, Dr. Lewis serves as Assistant Director at Rochester Center for Community Leadership at University of Rochester.  There, she collaborates with an invigorated group of colleagues to empower students to become engaged citizens and leaders capable of effecting positive social change.  Dr. Lewis teaches a course about disability, mentorship, and inclusive higher education and coordinates peer mentor supports for University of Rochester students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  In addition, she oversees a literacy tutoring program in partnership with Rochester City School District and advises undergraduate student organizations dedicated to political and community engagement.

Introduction to Foreign Patent Searching

Scope

Introduction to searching for foreign patents using the online tools of Espacenet. Includes searching for other types of patent literature and more practice with the new Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC).

Audience

Independent inventors in the community. (Academic patent researchers should contact the department to discuss alternative class arrangements.)

Registration

Advance registration is required. Please call 713-348-5483 to register.

Trademark Searching for Beginners

Scope

The class covers basic U.S.trademark searching including online resources from the USPTO.

Audience

Entrepreneurs in the greater-Houston community.

Registration

The number of seats is limited, and advance registration is required. Please call 713-348-5483 to register. If you need to cancel your reservation, please call so people on the waiting list can take the class now.

Patent Searching Class

Scope

The class covers preliminary U.S. patent searching using the resources in our patent searching area and online resources from the USPTO.

Note: The scope of the class does not include trademark searching.

Audience

Independent inventors in the community. (Academic patent researchers should contact the department to discuss alternative class arrangements.)