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 https://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/aia0440.pdf.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.