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Organizational Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I : Office Records, 1997-2002 (Boxes 1 – 6)

Restricted

Series III : Awards and Plaques, 1998, n.d. (Box 13)

Series IV : Architectural Drawings, 1997-98

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the South Central Intellectual Property Partnership at Rice (SCIPPR) Office Records, 1997-2002 UA 034



creator Rice University. Office of South Central Intellectual Property Partnership at Rice
Title: South Central Intellectual Property Partnership at Rice (SCIPPR) Office Records
Dates: 1997-2002
Abstract: The South Central Intellectual Property Partnership at Rice (SCIPPR) was established in 1997 as a partnership between Fondren Library, Rice University, and the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to provide specialized services to the intellectual property community of greater Houston area, the south central United States, and Mexico. These records consist of documents relating to the planning and opening of the department and its eventual 2001 closing and the business conducted by SCIPPR during its days of operation. Included are billing, patent search requests, correspondence, general office files, meetings material, equipment planning and operational material.
Identification: UA 034
Quantity: 6.25 Linear Feet(13 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Organizational Sketch

The South Central Intellectual Property Partnership at Rice (SCIPPR) was established in 1997 as a partnership between Fondren Library, Rice University, and the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to provide specialized services to the region’s intellectual property community. SCIPPR was to provide fast, convenient patent and trademark service to the greater Houston area, the south central United States, and Mexico. A Patent and Trademark Depository Library since 1978, Fondren Library combined its research collections with the new resources of SCIPPR to provide specialized services for inventors, attorneys, and other researchers. For a fee the public could search for patents and trademarks using PTO databases not otherwise available to the public. Videoconferencing for classes and examiner interviews could also be used for a fee.

It was decided to close SCIPPR effective December 31, 2001. This decision was made because of 1) the high cost of the PTO charges to Rice and 2) because the level of community support and participation this service was intended to develop and the revenues expected were not enough to meet the University’s obligations for a self-sufficient, cost recovery center.

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Scope and Contents

The SCIPPR office records are divided into four series. They consist of documents relating to the planning and opening of the department and its eventual closing and the business conducted by SCIPPR during its days of operation. Included are billing, patent search requests, correspondence, general office files, meetings material, equipment planning and operational material. The material in each folder is filed in chronological order.

Also included are architectural drawings by Chelsea Architects of the SCIPPR space and some larger items salvaged from the closing—framed photograph of the SCIPPR space, a plaque listing the Charter Member’s Names, and an award from the Greater Houston Partnership. There is one compact disc that has the Web material.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

The general files are not restricted from access. However, all the customer requests and financial records are restricted and will eventually be destroyed, per the same guidelines as stand for the R.I.C.E. program. Records relating to SCIPPR employees are also restricted.

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the SCIPPR records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

corrrespondence
architectural drawings (visual works)
legal documents
financial records
Patent & Trademark Partnership Program
Chelsea Architects
Rice University. Office of South Central Intellectual Property Partnership at Rice
Rice University. Office of South Central Intellectual Property Partnership at Rice
Kile, Barbara

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

South Central Intellectual Property Partnership at Rice (SCIPPR) Office Records, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Provenance

This collection was transferred from Barbara Kile, former Director of SCIPPR, in January 2004.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I : Office Records, 1997-2002 (Boxes 1 – 6)

Scope and Contents note
Includes documents relating to the opening/closing of the department and those relating to the daily operation of the department. Sub-headings include: Attendance Sheets, Equipment/Space Planning, Financial/Budget, Meetings/ Programs and Site Visits.
Box Folder
1 1 [SCIPPR] Brochures 1998
2 Card from Clinton/Gore: Reinventing Government Team Member
3 Charter Subscriptions (see Plaque in Box 13) 1997-2001
4 Charter Subscriptions/ExxonMobil Meeting 2000
5 Correspondence 2001-2002
6 Declaration of Partnership Certificates 1998
7 [SCIPPR] Employees (RESTRICTED FILE) 1998-2000
8 [SCIPPR] Final Papers with Backup Files 1998-2002
9 Grand Opening 1998
10-12 Handbook for Operation of SCIPPR – from Black Binder 1997-1998
13 Office of Public Records – Miscellaneous 1997-98, n.d.
14 Partnership Agreement (signed original) 1998
15 Partnership Meetings 1998-2001
Box Folder
2 1 Problems 1997-1999
2 [SCIPPR] Proposal, Folder I 1996-March 1997
3 [SCIPPR] Proposal, Folder II April 1997-98, n.d.
4 Statistical Reports 1998-1999
5 Strategic Plan 1999-2000
6 Texas State Bar, Accreditation, Course Numbers 1999-2001
7 Texas State Bar, Applications for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) 1999-2001
8 Texas State Bar, Correspondence and Miscellaneous 1999-2002
9 Videoconferencing 1997-2001
10 [SCIPPR] Web Site Compact Disc 2001
Subseries A: Attendance Sheets (KEEP UNTIL 2006)
Box Folder
3 1 Patent Searching Class 2001
2 Video Seminars 1999-2000
Subseries B: Equipment/Space Planning
Box Folder
4 1 Equipment 1997-1998, 2000
2 [PTO] Equipment Installations 1999-2001
3 Furniture 1998
4-5 Inventory & Operational Support Documentation (PTDL Program) 1998-2000
6 Space Planning 1997-1998
7 Telephone : Miscellaneous (Brochures, Handouts, User Guides) 1998-1999
8 Work orders
Subseries C: Financial/Budget
Box Folder
4 9 Banner Reports: Fund Activities and Summary 1998-July 2001
10 Banner Reports: Miscellaneous Correspondence 1998-2001
11 Banner Reports: Rice Book Budget Status 2001-2002
12 Banner Reports: Tax Information 1998
13 [SCIPPR] Budget 1997, 2000
14 Credit Card Deposits 1998-2000
15 Credit Card Deposits 1998-2001
Box Folder
5 1 Deposit Vouchers July 1998-June 2000
2 Deposit Vouchers July 2000-April 2002
3 Interdepartmental Transfers (IDT) 1998-2001
4 Telephone: ATT 1998-2000
5 Telephone: PTO Operations 1999-2002
6 Telephone: Southwestern Bell 1998-1999
7 Telephone [Fax] – TCR 1998-2001
Subseries D: Meetings/Programs
Box Folder
5 8 American Inventors Protection Act Meeting – Consumer Outreach Program 2000
9 American Inventors Protection Act Meeting – Consumer Outreach Program – Sign Up Sheets and Correspondence 2000
10 Patent & Trademark Partnership Program – Fondren Library 1996-1997
11 Patent & Trademark Partnership Program – State Data Center Program, Reengineering Workshop 1997
12 Public Forum on Patent Law 2001
Subseries E: Site Visits
Box Folder
6 1 Great Lakes Patent & Trademark Center/Detroit Public Library 1996-1998
2 Sunnyvale Center for Innovation, Invention & Ideas 1995-1998

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Series II : Patent Search Requests/Billing (Restricted), 1998-2002 (Boxes 7 - 12)

Scope and Contents note
Includes Search Requests from various types of companies and people. Copies of some patents are included here.
Billing/charges are included in this series and ALL material in this series is restricted.
Box Folder
7 1 Bankrupt Clients 1998-2001
2-8 Cash Transactions 1998-2002
Subseries A: Charter Member Requests
Box Folder
8 1 Arnold & Associates 1998-1999
2 Arnold, White & Durkee 1999-2000
3 Conley, Rose & Tayon 1998-2000
4 Miscellaneous Companies 1998-2000
5 Vinson & Elkins June-October 1998
6 Vinson & Elkins November 1998-2001
7-8 Credit Card Charges 1998-1999
Box Folder
9 1-4 Credit Card Charges 2000-2002
5 Dialog 1999-2001
Box Folder
10 1-3 Foreign Patents Branch Orders, #s 7-338
4 InterLibrary Loan Requests 1998-2001
5 Miscellaneous Companies 1999
6 Office of Public Records Orders 1998-2001
7 On-Line Searches January-March 2001
Box Folder
11 1 On-Line Searches April-July 2001
2 ExxonMobil Chemical 2001
3-6 R.I.C.E. 1998-1999
Box Folder
12 1-6 R.I.C.E. 2000-2002

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Series III : Awards and Plaques, 1998, n.d. (Box 13)

Scope and Contents note
Includes an award from the Greater Houston Partnership, a plaque listing charter members and a framed photograph of the SCIPPR exterior.
Box
13 7 ¾” Tall - Glass Award from the Greater Houston Partnership, Inscription reads: Presented to Rice University Partnership with U. S. Patent & Trademark Office for its contribution to the vitality of the Houston economy April 1998
12” x 15” Wooden Plaque listing the Gold, Silver and Bronze Subscribers to SCIPPR
Framed Photograph of Exterior View of the SCIPPR Office

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Series IV : Architectural Drawings, 1997-98

Scope and Contents note
Drawings by Chelsea Architects of the SCIPPR space. 14 sheets.
case
Drawer 17 Subseries A: 168 - Set 1
A-0 Project Information Sheet
A-1 Demolition Floor Plan
A-2 Floor Plan
A-3 Enlarged Plan with Sections
A-4 Interior Elevations
A-5 Interior Elevations
A-6 Reflected Ceiling Plan
TAS-1 Texas Accessibility Standards
TAS-2 Texas Accessibility Standards
M1 Mechanical Plan
E1 Electrical Plan
case
Drawer 17 Subseries B: 169 - Set 2
A-2 Floor Plan
A-5 Interior Elevations
A-6 Reflected Ceiling Plan
case
Drawer 17 Subseries C: 170 – Set 3 (Revision #1, 2/2/98)
M1 Mechanical Plan
E1 Electrical Plan

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