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Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.

    Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent & Trademark Office
    300 River Place South, Suite 2900
    Detroit, MI 48207

    Welcome & Opening Comments
    Jennifer M. McDowell, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Pro Bono Coordinator
    Thomas C. Rombach, President, State Bar of Michigan
    Jennifer M. Grieco, Treasurer, State Bar of Michigan
    David C. Berry, SBM Intellectual Property Law Section

    Reception hosted by the Intellectual Property Law Section will follow the ceremony.

    Pursuant to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is supporting the establishment of pro bono programs all across the country to enable low-income inventors to prosecute their patents. The State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section and Pro Bono Initiative, in conjunction with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, have established the Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project as part of this nationwide initiative. The Project seeks to connect low income Michigan inventors with Michigan patent professionals for patent preparation and prosecution legal services on a pro bono basis.

    RSVP to Robert Mathis is requested, but not required.

2014 Membership Survey Results

IPLS is Paperless

    In an effort to save costs and "go green," the IPLS Proceedings will now be available only as an electronic version you can easily view on your computer or mobile devices or save to your own computer.

    View Volume 25, Issue 2, 2014 PDF | Digital (mobile-friendly)

Calling All Authors—IPLS Proceedings Seeks Contributors

    The IPLS Proceedings features articles that keep section members current on the latest developments in the intellectual property field. The editors report that space for contributions still remains in upcoming issues. So if you have an article or essay that you would like to share with the section membership, such as a comment on a recent case, statute or rule change, an effective practice strategy, or any other relevant topic, please consider submitting your work to the IPLS Proceedings editors at




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