Host of Got Invention Radio Brian Fried interviewed Jenny McDowell, the Pro Bono Coordinator of the US Patent & Trademark Office and Grant Corboy, Patent Attorney for the Pro Bono Program of the USPTO.
Find out how you can get pro bono (FREE) legal services to protect your invention ideas if you qualify.
Learn more about other resources available from the USPTO as well from this interview.
Jennifer McDowell is the USPTO’s Pro Bono Coordinator, a position created pursuant to President Obama’s February 2014 Executive Action, which called on the USPTO to facilitate the establishment and expansion of patent pro bono programs throughout the United States. She is dedicated to making sure that all inventors have access to the patent system, including those who are financially under-resourced.In this capacity, she is leading the Pro Bono team to guarantee pro bono coverage in all 50 states and to manage all aspects of the agency’s implementation of Section 32 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). Her position is located within the Office of the Under Secretary and Director.