United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Patent Pro Bono Program
The USPTO’s Patent Pro Bono Program encourages patent lawyers and agents to volunteer their legal services in a pro bono environment. The Patent Pro Bono Program, in collaboration with existing nonprofits, has established regional pro bono hubs across the country that are responsible for recruiting and matching volunteer patent attorneys with financially under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses to help facilitate access to patent system. The USPTO has been tasked to expand the Patent Pro Bono Program to cover all 50 states. Expansion of the Patent Pro Bono Program will help ensure that no deserving invention is left unprotected due to lack of resources. For more information regarding the Patent Pro Bono Program or information on how to volunteer, visit the USPTO’s patent pro bono website at http://www.uspto.gov/inventors/proseprobono/ or New York’s regional Patent Pro Bono Program at https://vlany.org/patent-pro-bono/.