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. ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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 ...