Hear from Deputy Director Derrick Brent about resources to protect your products and brands

Published on: 03/28/2024 9:27 AM



US Patent and Trademark Office

Patent Pro Bono Program: Pathways to inclusive innovation

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Join us at our next Patent Pro Bono Program: Pathways to inclusive innovation event on Friday, April 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET, virtually or in person at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta. Welcome and opening remarks will be provided by Derrick Brent, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO.  

“When we meet people where they are with resources and opportunity, we help innovation grow, which in turn makes our economy and country stronger,” said Deputy Director Brent. “This event will highlight tools and support to help underresourced inventors and entrepreneurs bring their innovations to impact in their communities and the marketplace.” 

During this free event, you’ll get:  

  • Tips from intellectual property and small business experts on securing patents and trademarks 
  • Information about free legal services, like the Patent Pro Bono Program 
  • Additional federal resources for small businesses  

In-person attendees can also meet with USPTO experts and learn about resources specific to their needs.  

Registration for the event is open until 9 a.m. ET on April 12. Registration is required for in-person and online attendees. 

Register today

Immediately following the USPTO’s portion of the event, the Pro Bono Advisory Council will hold a follow-on program, which is also open to the public at no charge. Find registration information for this program on our event page. 

For questions about this event, please email probono@uspto.gov. 


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