West Virginia 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, the USPTO headquarters provides additional support and resources for customers in the Eastern region of the United States.Get free patent and trademark legal assistancePatent Pro Bono ProgramWest Virginia 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 clinicsThere 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 PTRCsCertain libraries throughout the United States are designated as Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), which provide resources and trained staff to help customers use and understand USPTO information and filing systems. West Virginia is served by the following PTRCs:Evansdale Library, West Virginia University - MorgantownAttend inventor and entrepreneur workshops, trainings, and other events in your regionEvery 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia from the list of states in the search field.Network with inventor and entrepreneur organizations in your stateInventor clubs and organizations can be a great way to connect with local inventors and entrepreneurs and open more doors to resources and opportunities. If you represent an inventor group or nonprofit and would like to have your organization listed here, please email InnovationDevelopment@uspto.gov.WV Secretary of State Do you have suggestions for resources to include on this page? Please contact InnovationDevelopment@uspto.gov.