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Book Review: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

This fascinating biography, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, lights up the resilient American spirit in its portrayal of an ambitious visionary, an inspiring dreamer, and a persistent doer and innovator. Elon Musk, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur … Continue reading

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I’m looking for data about Dallas. Where do I start?

Whether you’re looking for information for a business plan, grant application, or research project – or you just want to know more about the place where you live – there are a wealth of resources available online and in the … Continue reading

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I’m starting my own business. How can I find my target market and who my competitors are?

If you have industry research questions for your new or established business, consulting with the B.R.A.I.N. staff is a good place to start. The Dallas Business Resource And Information Network (B.R.A.I.N) is a partnership between Dallas’ Office of Economic Development … Continue reading

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Will the Central Library still offer resources for independent inventors once the new Federal Patent and Trademark office opens in November?

Great question! The Central Library has been a proud Patent and Trademark Resource Center since 1977. With the opening of the new U.S. Patent and Trademark satellite office on November 9th, Dallas will be getting a host of additional resources … Continue reading

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Does the library offer any programs about patent and trademark searching?

Patent and trademark files are searched for many different reasons.  You might wish to see if your idea has already been patented, or want a copy of the complete drawings and specifications of a particular patent or trademark.  Or you … Continue reading

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