The Carlson Center for Intellectual Property
The Carlson Center for Intellectual Property at the Rochester Public Library is an official Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). There are only five PTRCs in New York State, and 85 in the country. To learn more about the Patent and Trademark Depository Library program, visit the program’s site here.
It is named for Chester F. Carlson, inventor of xerography, and patent attorney. The Carlson Center for Intellectual Property is partially supported through a generous grant from the Chester and Dorris Carlson Charitable Trust.
The Carlson Center is part of a nationwide network of resource centers. We help visitors learn about patents, trademarks and copyrights, and how to protect each kind of intellectual property (IP). Staff guide visitors through the steps of securing each, from searching to applying and make connections with experts in each field.