Tom is a Senior Librarian whose specialty is Government issues. He deals mainly with statistics, laws as well as other Government data bases. He can help you find or point you in the right direction to find all sorts of data for your business plan or pitch. He will be speaking about this and some of the new websites as well as how to navigate them.
Years ago some of you might remember the eye opening presentation he gave us regarding Government Grants. Tom agreed to give a brief overview from that presentation as well. I have kept an eye on some of the points he made back then and I have to say he is spot on!
Eileen is the Senior/ Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) Representative Librarian as such her focus is, of course, on US Patent and Trademark issues. She has helped innumerous would be inventors get started with patent and trademark searches. She recently gave presentations on the new CPC classification system to both new comers and old timers like me to get us up to speed.
On top of her regular duties, Eileen is at the forefront of new programs and opportunities coming from the USPTO. She was the first in the country to test the new Pro Se video conference system. She has earned the reputation of being a major contributor to many projects. When I suggested doing the May meeting she got all excited as she will be just returning from the National Conference and will have tons of new information to pass on to us.
There are some people who feel the USPTO is a tool of the big companies but I can tell you, nothing could be further from the truth. From the time our good friend Don Kelly instituted the Independent Inventors Assistance Center to date I have seen so many programs geared to help us, for example the restructuring of the Depository Library into the new Resource Center.
You will never find a better resource then the Fischlschweigers. So you better find your way to the James A Rutherford Community Center at Patch Reef Park 2000 West Yamato Road which is ¼ mile west of Military Trail in Boca Raton FL 33431 at 1:00 pm on Saturday 5/12/18 to Meet The Fischlschweigers.
There is limited seating so you MUST preregister at this site http://bit.ly/2FBQxrB
Doors open at 12:30 pm.