Pro-Bono services are designed to assist financially under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses. Pro-bono assistance is available, to be considered and apply go to

Patent attorneys and agents
Registered Patent Attorneys/Agents

Patent and Trademark Resource Center
Chicago Public Library, Chicago

Universities with Intellectual Property Law Clinics - Law School Clinic Certification program allows law students enrolled in a participating law school's clinic program to practice Intellectual Property Law before the USPTO under the strict guidance of a Law School Faculty Clinic Supervisor. The program currently consists of students practicing in both patent and trademark law before the USPTO.

DePaul University College of Law
IP Practice Area: Patents and Trademarks

John Marshall Law School
IP Practice Area: Patents

Inventor Organizations

Illinois Innovators and Inventors
P.O. Box 58
Edwardsville IL 62025

Chicago Inventors Organization

Innovation Viability Network
Central Illinois

Attorneys General
James R. Thompson Ctr.
100 W. Randolph St.
Chicago IL 60601