Ohio 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 Midwest Regional Office provides additional support and resources for customers in the Midwest region of the United States.Get free patent and trademark legal assistancePatent Pro Bono ProgramOhio inventors are served by the Ohio Patent Pro Bono 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 clinicsOhio inventors and entrepreneurs can obtain free legal help for both patent and trademark matters by contacting:Case Western Reserve University Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center (patents): email@example.comUniversity of Akron School of Law Trademark Clinic (trademarks): firstname.lastname@example.orgIn 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 PTRCsCertain 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. Ohio is served by the following PTRCs:Akron-Summit County Public Library, AkronPublic Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, CincinnatiCleveland Public Library, ClevelandDunbar Library at Wright State University, DaytonToledo/Lucas County Public Library, ToledoAttend 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 OhioIf 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 Ohio 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. Below are a list of organizations in Ohio. If you represent an inventor group or nonprofit and would like to have your organization listed here, please email MidwestRegion@uspto.gov.U.S. Small Business Administration Cleveland District Office (SBA)https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/oh/cleveland(216) email@example.comBraintree Business Development Centerhttp://www.braintreepartners.org/(419) firstname.lastname@example.org Do you have suggestions for resources to include on this page? Please contact MidwestRegion@uspto.gov.