U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Hosts Free Webinar May 21 on How to Secure Legal Representation for Patent Filings

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is presenting a free webinar May 21, 2015, to identify resources to help applicants secure legal representation and assistance with patent filings. The webinar runs from 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (EDT) and is especially intended to assist independent inventors and those interested in learning more about the patent system and services offered by the PTO. Highlights include the following topics:

  • Availability of free attorney representation in nearly all states for under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses in filing and prosecuting patent applications through the Patent Pro Bono Program.
  • Availability of free assistance in drafting and filing either patent or trademark applications through various law school clinics across the country.
  • Resources for inventors to learn about the patent application process and how to file their own applications as pro se applicants (i.e., without legal representation).

For more information and to access the webinar, visit the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.

For additional resources beyond the webinar, visit the following websites: