The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has always been committed to strengthening the patent system and fostering innovation. Independent inventors and small businesses sometimes struggle with how to file and prosecute a patent application to protect their invention, due, for example, to unfamiliarity with the patent system. Furthermore, independent inventors face a unique set of challenges, such as a lack of resources, which may unnecessarily disadvantage them. The nationwide implementation of the Patent Pro Bono Program is far-reaching, ambitious and another tool of opportunity.
Jennifer McDowell of the USPTO will present the details of the program and help you understand if it is available and appropriate for you.
Please join us for an informative session and networking.