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The patent librarian and other staff members are strictly prohibited from interpreting intellectual property law (patents, trademarks, copyright, etc.), offering legal advice or opinions, performing patent searches for users, or providing advice on how to file a patent or trademark application. Users shall not infer from any assistance provided by the patent librarian or any other staff member any conclusion concerning the patentability of any invention or design or the validity of any trademark.

Furthermore, the patent librarian or any other staff member is not permitted to provide opinions on the effectiveness of a searcher's efforts to identify a field of search, nor may give advice or opinion pertaining to the specifics of the technology the searcher is examining.

Contact: Paul Kammerdiner
Phone: 231-591-3037
Office: FLITE 331

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