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  • Pro Bono Certification Form Announcement

The USPTO Patent Pro Bono Team is pleased to announce the availability of Form AIA/440.  This Form certifies that a patent application was filed pro bono.  Including Form AIA/440 when filing a patent application will help the USPTO better track application filing data for financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses. 

Form AIA/440 is available in the Electronic Filing System (EFS).  It is also located under “Miscellaneous Forms” on the USPTO forms page at

Use of Form AIA/440 is encouraged. However, filing Form AIA/440 is voluntary and should only be done after consultation with the pro bono client.  Please email any questions regarding Form AIA/440 to


Upcoming Events

Date Event Details Time Location
April 12, 2018

USPTO personnel to provide local inventors with information on how to apply to the Patent Pro Bono Program to receive free legal assistance in preparing and filing patent applications. This event is free and open to the public.

2 - 4 p.m.

Cleveland Public Library
525 Superior Ave
2nd Floor Lewis Stokes Wing, Cleveland, OH  44114


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