SBM Intellectual Property Law Section and Pro Bono Initiative to Launch Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project Nov. 18 in Detroit

10/27/14

Update: The event will be webcast simultaneously at http://new.livestream.com/uspto2/MichiganPPBP

The State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section and Pro Bono Initiative will launch the Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project at a reception starting at 4 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent & Trademark Office, located at 300 S. River Place South, Suite 2900 in Detroit.

The Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project will connect low-income Michigan inventors with Michigan patent professionals for patent preparation and prosecution legal services on a pro bono basis, in order to enable the low-income inventors to protect their patents. The program is being established as part of a nation-wide initiative of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, as the result of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Pro Bono Coordinator Jennifer McDowell, SBM Presient Thomas C. Rombach, SBM Treasurer Jennifer Grieco, and SBM Intellectual Property Law Section Secretary-Treasurer David Berry will provide welcoming and opening comments.

For more information about the event, visit the Intellectual Property Law Section. Registration is not required, but is requested. Contact SBM Pro Bono Counsel Rob Mathis at rmathis@mail.michbar.org to register.

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