The Upper Midwest Patent Assistance Program works to provide free legal representation to low-income inventors seeking to patent their inventions with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Please see LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program at http://legalcorps.org/inventors. LegalCORPS provides assistance in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
Independent inventors fuel innovation that can inspire investment and create new businesses and jobs. The process of securing patent protection poses a major hurdle for independent inventors as they try to turn an idea into a commercially viable product.
If you are a resident of another state, follow the USPTO link below to identify the program that serves inventors in your state.
USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program
A program of the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
The program was established under a joint project agreement with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and with the support of the LegalCORPS.