Join CincyIP on December 12th at *The Hampton Inn & Suites to discuss:
Patent Pro Bono Programs: An Investment in Economically Under-Resourced Communitie
Grant Corboy, Patent Pro Bono Administrator of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and Ted Theofrastous, Managing Attorney of the IP Venture Clinic at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, will discuss a relatively new way that attorneys can give back and support their local communities by providing free legal assistance to financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses through the USPTO’s Patent Pro Bono Program
The Patent Pro Bono Program offers a unique opportunity for patent professionals to provide pro bono assistance, in their area of expertise, in preparing and filing of patent applications. When Congress enacted the America Invents Act (AIA) in 2011, they did so with an understanding of the nexus between innovation and the U.S. economy. Therefore, participation in the Patent Pro Bono Program not only helps individuals gain access to the patent system, but has the potential to change, for the betterment, the financial circumstance of those individuals that apply. View the video below to learn about inventor assistance through the Patent Pro Bono Program.
This presentation has been approved for 1 hour of Attorney Conduct CLE credit in Ohio.
The deadline to register for this meeting is noon on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Why wait until then? Register today!
* This month’s meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Vine Street around the corner from The Cincinnatian.