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FFRPL is the 501(c)(3) charity that raises funds, presents programssupports special projectshelps create specialized spaces, and purchases supplemental materials & equipment for the Rochester Public Library.

Chester F. Carlson Patent & Trademark Center Fund

Established in 2009, to create the Chester F. Carlson Patent & Trademark Center (now known as the Carlson Center for Intellectual Property) in the Science Division of the Central Library. The fund is now used to support the expenses of the center, including equipment and software purchases, staff training, and presentations on intellectual property.

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.

Learn more about the Carlson Center for Intellectual Property here

To give a gift today, complete the Special Projects Donation Form and mail to FFRPL, email donna.borgus@libraryweb.org or call (585) 428-8321 or (585) 428-8322.