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Help Low-Income Inventors Patent Their Work

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Chicago-Kent's pro bono patent program. The program is designed to assist qualified low-income inventors and small businesses with the patent process by matching them with volunteer patent attorneys in accordance with the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA).

The AIA encourages the USPTO to work with associations across the country in the establishment of pro bono programs to match financially under-resourced, independent inventors and small businesses. The Chicago-Kent Patent Hub provides those matching services for inventors and volunteer attorneys based in Illinois. You can learn more about the Patent Hub by visiting our website at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/patentpro.

Why work with Chicago-Kent Patent Hub

The Chicago-Kent Patent Hub matches qualified, under-resourced inventors and small businesses with pro bono help from licensed patent attorneys.

Type of engagement

Transactional

Time commitment

Varies

Training and support

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Skills and resources required

Pro bono attorneys must be licensed to practice before USPTO.

Location

Chicago, IL

Help Low-Income Inventors Patent Their Work

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Chicago-Kent's pro bono patent program. The program is designed to assist qualified low-income inventors and small businesses with the patent process by matching them with volunteer patent attorneys in accordance with the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA).

The AIA encourages the USPTO to work with associations across the country in the establishment of pro bono programs to match financially under-resourced, independent inventors and small businesses. The Chicago-Kent Patent Hub provides those matching services for inventors and volunteer attorneys based in Illinois. You can learn more about the Patent Hub by visiting our website at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/patentpro.

Why work with Chicago-Kent Patent Hub

The Chicago-Kent Patent Hub matches qualified, under-resourced inventors and small businesses with pro bono help from licensed patent attorneys.

Type of engagement

Transactional

Time commitment

Varies

Training and support

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Skills and resources required

Pro bono attorneys must be licensed to practice before USPTO.

Location

Chicago, IL