Patent Pro Bono Program
Rhode Island inventors are served by the Patent Pro Bono Program of New England, 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
Rhode Island inventors and entrepreneurs can obtain free legal help for both patent and trademark matters by contacting:
- Roger Williams University School of Law clinic: firstname.lastname@example.org (trademarks)
- Suffolk University Law School clinic: email@example.com (patents and trademarks)
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.