Can the Patent Office recommend a patent attorney or agent to assist me with filing my application?

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) cannot make this choice for you. However, a general attorney may help you in making a selection from among those listed as registered practitioners on the USPTO roster. Also, some bar associations operate lawyer referral services that maintain a list of patent attorneys available to accept new clients. For information on registered patent attorney and agents in your area, you may visit the USPTO's Office of Enrollment and Discipline Web site at

USPTO FAQ - Questions and Answers (14AUG2003)