Patent Resources Oct. 28 2020| 0 KB

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Resources for innovators and inventors from learning how to protect your idea through patenting and basic intellectual property information.

  • How Do I Protect My Invention?
    A quick intro to what patents and trademarks are.
  • Guide to Applying for a Patent 
    Introductory step-by-step guide for any team interested in protecting their intellectual property, including the United States provisional patent process, how a full United States utility patent works, and advice for patenting in other countries.

Intellectual Property Resources

Guide from the World Intellectual Property Organization

From the USPTO

Finding a Pro Bono Patent Attorney in the United States

  • Meet with a librarian at a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC)
  • USPTO Pro-Bono program - Inventors and small businesses that meet certain financial thresholds and other criteria may be eligible for free legal assistance in preparing and filing a patent application.  Pro Bono coverage map for US.
  • USPTO Law School Clinics – The Law School Clinic Certification program allows law students enrolled in a participating law school's clinic program to practice Intellectual Property Law before the USPTO under the strict guidance of a Law School Faculty Clinic Supervisor.  

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