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New USPTO Program Gives IP Attorneys a Unique Opportunity to Give Back

December 20, 2019

The biggest challenge facing inventors today often isn’t inventing the next big idea – it’s protecting it. Local inventor and arcade game designer, Adam Wray, can affirm that securing a patent can be one of the more daunting endeavors associated with entrepreneurship, due to the time-consuming and costly nature of the process.

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3rd Annual Pro Bono Day Matches Local Inventors with Patent Attorneys

April 13, 2019

The Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association and the Ohio Patent Pro Bono Program partnered to present the 3rd annual Pro Bono Day on April 13th at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Ohio inventors were matched with volunteer patent attorneys to receive legal advice on how to move their inventions and business ideas forward...

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2019 Volunteer Award Night

April 4, 2019

The United States Patent & Trademark Office partnered with the Ohio Patent Pro Bono Program to recognize volunteers & founding firms at an award ceremony sponsored by the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association (“CIPLA”) in April 2019. ...

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What is a Good Idea? Patent Pro Bono Program Assists Innovators in Assessing and Advancing Their Ideas

March 26, 2019

Ideas are easy to come by.  Much more difficult is the task of determining whether or not the idea is any good...

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Future is Now for Local Inventor

December 10, 2018

Oberlin man patents ion-propelled aircraft with help from the Ohio Patent Pro Bono Program and CWRU’s IP Venture Clinic...

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Patent Pro Bono Program Opens New Doors for Ohio Inventors

August 15, 2018

When the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act went into effect in 2013, it represented the most significant overhaul of the U.S. patent system in more than 60 years...

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Free legal help available to cash-strapped inventors, entrepreneurs ...

April 11, 2018

Securing a patent to protect an idea is time-consuming and expensive. Just ask Matthew Stephenson, who’s looking to patent his board game Battle Mound, bringing together chance and strategy—with “a measured level ...

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Inventors Recieve Legal Advice During 2nd Annual Pro Bono Day

January 27, 2018

The Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association and the Ohio Patent Pro Bono Program partnered to present the 2nd annual Pro Bono Day on January 27th at Case Western Reserve University School of Law...

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Patent Pro Bono Program ... Secures First Patent

May 26, 2017

Protecting an idea or invention can be time-consuming and expensive, involving costly legal fees and navigating a complex patenting process. But startup companies and entrepreneurs in Ohio can now get free legal service ...