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Volume 10 Number 1, Winter 1999

In This Issue:

MCI WorldCom Hometown Help Program

The Director's Journal

Library featured on phone book cover

Library on the airwaves and in print

Treasures of the Library

Library Celebrates African-American History Month

African-American History Month Celebration Calendar

The Second Century begins 10th year

Patents and Trademarks on the Internet

Rutgers students again offer free tax return help

"Art of Writing" luncheon

Trustee President: A Community Leader

Library plans two fundraisers

Friends Schedule Dana Lecture

Friends set dates for 1999 Book Sale; need volunteers

Patents and Trademarks on the Internet

In addition to finding information about U.S. Patents and Trademarks in the weekly Official Gazette of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on file at the Main Library, you now can "surf the net" to see if your invention is new, or if a business/product name you want to use already is in use.

Patents from January 1, 1976, to "today" can be searched on the Internet at web/menu/pats.html. IBM also offers a free Web site that has the full text of patents for the last 23 years:

Trademarks are on the Web at

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