How To Volunteer

Are you an attorney who is interested in providing pro bono services for eligible inventors? If so you may volunteer by applying directly with the regional Patent Pro Bono Program in the state or region in which you practice (see and select the appropriate state).


The USPTO recognizes that patent professionals are oftentimes engaged in a very busy practice assisting paying clients with their intellectual property need. That makes the commitment of the volunteers in this program all the more meaningful. The USPTO is grateful to all those who have dedicated their professional expertise to making the Patent Pro Bono Program a success. For a listing of law firms and corporations who have volunteered on a patent pro bono matter since January 1, 2014, please click here.

Best Practices Handbook

Patent lawyers Amy Salmela and Mark Privratsky authored Patent Law Pro Bono: A Best Practice Guide

Video - A Best Practice Guide