The Pro Bono Patent (ProBoPat) program seeks to connect low-income inventors who are residents of Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming with patent practitioners for patent application preparation and prosecution legal services on a pro bono (free) basis, as well as to provide access to general business consulting, training and other resources for bringing new ideas to market.
Eligible applicants are individual Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming residents who have an annual income of three times the federal poverty guidelines or less, and who, in ProBoPat’s sole discretion, would benefit from the program.
For more information, please call Jennifer Rothschild at 303-539-5643, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for Inventors
December, 1 2017 –
*New ProBoPat Application Form and Application Fee.
*Applications submitted after December, 1 2017 must use new application form.
*As of December 1, 2017 there is a $50 fee to apply to ProBoPat. When you are notified your application has been accepted by ProBoPat you must pay the $50 fee to complete your acceptance to the program.
Resources for Tax Preparation
Inventors: If you need assistance for preparation of a tax return, please see the resources available for each state.
Patent and Trademark Resource Centers
ProBoPat encourages all inventors to utilize the resources available at the Patent and Trademark Resource Center in their state. Librarians trained to search in the records of the USPTO can assist an inventor to conduct patent searches in the records of the USPTO.
Information for Volunteer Attorneys and Patent Agents
ProBoPat encourages all patent attorneys and agents who are registered and in good standing to practice before the USPTO, and who are covered by malpractice insurance, to volunteer to represent low-income inventors through ProBoPat. See the ProBoPat FAQs for Patent Attorney and Agents for more information. If you would like to volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Interest form and submit it to ProBoPat at ProBoPat@MiCasaResourceCenter.org.
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