Patent Pro Bono Program
North Carolina inventors are served by the NC LEAP Inventor Assistance Program, 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
North Carolina inventors and entrepreneurs can obtain free legal help for both patent and trademark matters by contacting:
- North Carolina Central University School of Law clinic (patents and trademarks): firstname.lastname@example.org
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law: email@example.com
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.