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A New Patent Pro Bono Program for Pennsylvania (State College/Hybrid)

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The Penn State Law in University Park Intellectual Property Law Clinic (IPC) recently announced a collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) establishing a new Patent Pro Bono Program for Pennsylvania. The Penn State Law IPC will serve as a clearinghouse for the program to connect volunteer patent practitioners with eligible inventors seeking legal assistance to help prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications. Volunteer practitioners will provide their legal services free of charge to qualified inventors under the program.

The Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic provides Penn State Law students an opportunity to gain practice-ready skills in intellectual property law. Under the clinic Director, Jonathan D'Silva, students provide legal services to the clinic’s clients in much the same manner as practicing IP lawyers. Learn more about this collaboration from:

  • Derrick Brent, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Will Covey, Deputy General Counsel and Director for the Office of Enrollment and Discipline for the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Joseph F. Murphy, Ph.D., Partner at Potomac Law Group
  • Jonathan D'Silva, Director of the Intellectual Property Clinic at The Pennsylvania State University

In-person and virtual attendance is available. Limited capacity.

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