How The Patent Pro Bono Program Is Making A Difference

Law360, New York (September 15, 2015, 9:44 AM EDT) -- Scott Pojunas

Jennifer McDowell

Amy Salmela In the past four years, patent practitioners have launched pro bono programs across the country to provide free legal assistance to financially under-resourced inventors, beginning with a pilot in Minnesota in 2011. Under the USPTO’s leadership, all 50 states have now launched a regional program. California inventor Zbigniew Doroszkiewicz’s story exemplifies the positive impact these programs are making on the lives of inventors.

Overview of Patent Pro Bono Programs

The first dedicated patent pro bono program in the United States launched as a pilot in Minnesota in June 2011. This pilot program became the LegalCORPS...

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