USPTO 

LegalCORPS’s Inventor Assistance Program was the first program in the United States to provide free legal representation to low-income inventors seeking to patent their innovations with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

Independent inventors fuel innovation that can inspire investment and create new businesses and jobs. However, the process of securing patent protection can pose a major hurdle for independent inventors as they try to turn an idea into a commercially viable product.

The LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program allows inventors with good ideas to overcome at least one of the financial roadblocks to bringing a new innovation to market. We provide free legal representation to qualifying low-income inventors in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin who are seeking to patent their inventions with the USPTO.