Maryland residents have access to a host of unique resources and assistance in their state. Expand the categories below to see what is available to you. Additionally, our USPTO headquarters provides additional support and resources for customers in the Eastern region of the United States. Get free patent and trademark legal assistance Patent Pro Bono Program Maryland inventors are served by the Federal Circuit Bar Association National Clearinghouse, part of the USPTO's nationwide pro bono program that matches inventors who qualify (based on income) with volunteer attorneys and patent professionals that will help you file your patent application. Law school clinics Maryland inventors and entrepreneurs can obtain free legal help for both patent and trademark matters by contacting: American University, Washington College of Law (patents and trademarks): email@example.com Howard University School of Law (patents): firstname.lastname@example.org or (trademarks): email@example.com University of Maryland School of Law (patent and trademarks): firstname.lastname@example.org In addition to the law school clinics listed above, there are 19 law school clinics that provide free patent and trademark services to all residents of the United States regardless of location. Learn to search for inventions and trademarks at PTRCs Certain libraries throughout the United States are designated as Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRC), which provide resources and trained staff to help customers use and understand USPTO information and filing systems. Maryland is served by the following PTRCs: STEM Library Learning Lab, University of Maryland - College Park Engineering and Physical Sciences Library, University of Maryland - College Park Attend inventor and entrepreneur workshops, trainings, and other events in your region Every day the USPTO hosts events across the country geared just for aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs, from trademark basics to patent search workshop. Check our USPTO event calendar and find something near you today. Find a registered patent attorney or agent in Maryland If you intend to hire an attorney (recommended), the USPTO maintains a roster of active patent attorneys and agents registered with the USPTO. Find an attorney or agent by selecting Maryland from the list of states in the search field. Network with inventor and entrepreneur organizations in your state Inventor clubs and organizations can be a great way to connect with local inventors and entrepreneurs and open more doors to resources and opportunities. Below are a list of organizations in Maryland. If you represent an inventor group or nonprofit and would like to have your organization listed here, please email InnovationDevelopment@uspto.gov. Inventors Network of the Capital Area Attorney General410-576-6300 200 St. Paul Place Baltimore MD 21202-2202 Do you have suggestions for resources to include on this page? Please contact InnovationDevelopment@uspto.gov.