Friday, 24 April 2009

Adult Learners' Week 9/5/09-15/5/09


Adult Learners' Week - What's On in Leeds Central Library

Lots of fantastic events, learning sessions and activities

Saturday 9th May - Adult Learners' Week Launch Event 1.30pm-3.30pm 1st floor Exhibition space

Health and Wellbeing Event: Pilates, complementary therapies, massage tasters and demos, healthy refreshments and information. No booking required.

Monday 11th May & 18th May - Introduction to Digital Cameras (two week course) 10.30am-12pm 1st floor learning centre tel: 0113 2478270 to book your place

Tuesday 12th May - Basic Computer skills 2pm-3.30pm 1st floor learning centre tel: 0113 2478270 to book your place

Wednesday 13th May - Intro to Photoshop Elements 2pm-4pm 1st floor learning centre tel: 0113 2478270 to book your place
Wednesday 13th May - Art Workshop - Monoprinting with visiting artist Kevin Hickson 5.30pm-7.30pm 1st floor, Art library, No booking required.
Thursday 14th May - Heritage tour of Central Library-Discover fascinating architecture and history of the Central library 11am-12pm, Meet in the foyer by Calverley street entrance, booking required tel: 0113 2476016
Thursday 14th May - Learn a language tasters, learn a language in half an hour for free, Spanish 1.30-2pm,Welsh 2.10pm-2.40pm,German 2.50-3.20pm,Spanish 3.30pm-4pm,Portuguese 4.10pm-4.40pm, 3rd floor meeting room booking required tel: 0113 2478270
Friday 15th May -Silver surfers' event, it's not too late to get online and surf 10am-11.30am or 12.30-2pm, 1st floor learning centre, booking required tel: 0113 2478270


Leeds Central Library
Calverley Street
Leeds LS1 3AB
Tel: 0113 2478270
www.leeds.gov.uk/libraries

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Citizens’ Advice Bureau and Libraries information portal


Citizens’ Advice Bureau and Libraries information portal: http://www.leedscitizensinfo.org/

Leeds Library and Information Service and Leeds Citizens’ Advice Bureau have created a web portal http://www.leedscitizensinfo.org/ to improve access to relevant, good quality information.

The site has links to trustworthy national information sites and local independent advice providers, and covers topics such as:

debt
employment rights
utility companies and fuel poverty
tax credits and benefits
disability allowances
housing and homelessness
consumer matters
general legal information

The Better Business & Environment Forum


The Better Business & Environment Forum. This is the green business club for West Yorkshire. Come along to this free event to find out more about the services on offer through BBEF and the business benefits of good environmental management.

Why Waste will be working in partnership with BBEF to offer more local hands on support for West Yorkshire Businesses.
Why Waste will be running a drop in workshop at the event – so feel free to come along to chat about options for your business’s waste - bring along a sample of more unusual wastes.

Friday, 17 April 2009

PATENT AND TRADE MARK SEARCHING

Searching – An Important First Step

If you are considering applying for a Patent or a Trade mark it is essential that you do some initial searching. This can save you a lot of time and money further along the line!

Business and Patent Information Services provides access and advice on free search tools. We also carry out low cost Patent and Trade mark searches on your behalf.

If you wish to complete your own search you may find the following websites a useful starting point:

Our own website-
http://www.businessandpatents.org

The largest patent database on the web-
http://ep.espacenet.com/

The British Library guide to Intellectual Property -http://www.bl.uk/bipc/resources.html

The US Patent Office website-http://www.uspto.gov./

The UK Intellectual Property Office Trade mark database- http://www.ipo.gov.uk/tm/t-find/t-find-text/

If you don’t find anything after searching these website please do not assume that there is nothing there. Even if you are experienced in using the internet it is often difficult to construct an effective search if you are unfamiliar with patents. It is advisable to seek guidance from a Patent Library, The Patent Office or a Patent Agent.

BUSINESS AND PATENT INFORMATION SERVICES
2nd Floor, Central Library
Calverley Street
Leeds LS1 3AB
t. 0113 2478266
f. 0113 2478268
Email piu@leeds.gov.uk
http://www.businessandpatents.org

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

My Bright Idea! - Leeds Inventors Group Article

Leeds Inventors Group article in the Yorkshire Evening Post 15/4/09 page 16 - featuring some of our very own inventors........http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/features/My-bright-idea.5172049.jp

Leeds has its very own inventors' circle which meets regularly to discuss ways of making the world that little bit better....

Leeds Inventors Club was founded by Jane Elizabeth Lambert, a barrister of 30 years, who specialises in patent law.She set up the club four years ago because she was concerned about naive inventors falling foul of opportunistic agents....

A good place for any would-be inventor to start is the Leeds club, which meets monthly at Leeds Library.Stef Stephenson and Ged Doonan, work in the Business and Patent Information Service at Leeds Central Library and help run the club.........

Retired Leeds plumber Bill Hyland, 66, came up with the idea for a de-burring tool – a time saving gadget which quickly and safely rounds-off the edges of plastic pipes, making them easier to push into fittings.

Full article - My Bright Idea - YEP:http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/features/My-bright-idea.5172049.jp

Leed Inventors Group meets once a month , next meeting: http://leedsinventorsgroup.blogspot.com/2008/07/leeds-inventors-group.html

Leeds Inventors Group:http://leedsinventorsgroup.blogspot.com/

Contact Business & Patent Information Services Tel: 0113 2478266 email: piu@leeds.gov.uk http://bapisleeds.blogspot.com/ our website http://www.businessandpatents.org/

Search for patents at: http://ep.espacenet.com/

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