Do You Know @USPTO - January Edition: Pursue invention protection using the Pro Bono Program

Is your New Year resolution to dust off that invention you have always meant to pursue? How about protecting a new idea? Learn how during this free webinar. Slots are limited, so register early.

Inventions of all kinds can jump-start a small business, and one of the first things to consider is if your invention can and should be protected by a patent. Join United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Eastern Regional Outreach Director Elizabeth Dougherty and Assistant Patent Pro Bono Administrator John Kirkpatrick to learn the basics of intellectual property (IP) and the ins and outs of the Patent Pro Bono Program. This event will provide attendees with:

  • An explanation of what IP is and why it is important
  • A general understanding of the four types of IP and the role of the USPTO
  • Detailed information about the Patent Pro Bono Program and how to qualify for assistance

This event is part of Do You Know @USPTO, a monthly series of uniquely curated USPTO education programs. For more information, contact


This event is part of a series: Do You Know @USPTO