We are proud to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the opening of the IP Library - the only academic IP Library at anu U.S. law school. The IP Library was the brain child of Dean Robert Viles, Professor Bill Hennessey and Director Judy Gire. The goal was to demonstrate the FPLC commitment to IP scholarship and training graudate students from around the world. Over the last twenty years the IP Librar has doubled in size. I have been the first IP Librarian for 20 years.
Every year scholars from around the world come from all corners of the globe to research IP topics not supported by any other library. Students use the print and virtual online database collections as they learn information literacy in the IP context.
The IP Library offers several permanent displays:
- Homer Blair Patent Model Copllection
- Ralph Baer, Father of Video Games Display
- Professor Bartow Famous Copyright Case Collection
I teach IP legal research and mining patent information to law and graduate students each year.
The collection coninues to grow containing items that are hundreds of years old to the newest releases. The material spans the spectrum from scholarly to practice based. Thousands of monographic titles are embedded PDF files in the MELCat Online Catalog. We have micro collections of foreign and international titles.
To read the full history of the last twenty years in the life of the IP Library, read my IDEA article.