Patent Law Pro Bono: How and Why
Date: Friday, August 16, 2013 - NEW PROGRAM DATE!
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific
The America Invents Act (AIA) specifically called on the United States Patent Office and practitioners alike to establish a pro bono program to assist financially under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses. The USPTO is working with different regions across the country by educating both IP law associations and non-profits on how these pro bono programs work and how to successfully implement them in new regions. Efforts are now well underway with volunteers endeavoring to achieve the goals of ABA Model Rule 6.1 to provide at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services per year. Topics will include:
- An overview of the AIA pro bono program
- A discussion of the Minnesota pro bono pilot program
- Thriving regional IP pro bono programs
- Best practices and benefits of pro bono work
Jay Erstling, Of Counsel, Patterson Thuente IP,
Mark Privratsky, Partner, Lindquist & Vennum, PLLP, Minneapolis, MN
Amy Salmela, Patent Attorney, Patterson Thuente IP, Minneapolis, MN
Heather Callahan (Moderator), Founder, Divetank Strategies LLC, Denver, CO
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