By Tiffany Acosta
In October 2017, the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) at New Mexico State University’s Zuhl Library hosted a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) training event. Members of the campus and community attended to learn more about the patent process so they could help local inventors and entrepreneurs.
Established at NMSU in October 2016, the PTRC is the only such office in New Mexico and the surrounding region, and is officially affiliated with the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia.
“At the NMSU PTRC we really only help folks with their initial patent or trademark search,” said David Irvin, NMSU business and government documents librarian and PTRC representative. “It’s the logical first step: You have to find out if your invention was already invented. I receive training at the USPTO every year to make…