Patent Pro Bono Opportunites

Updated as of Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Open Patent Cases

Some cases may be unavailable, as they are already on review with another attorney. The Case List marks these cases as “On Review.” These cases may return to the list if not placed with the reviewing attorney.

To request a case, please email Laura Levin-Dando, VLA’s Pro Bono Coordinator, at probono@vlany.org. Please indicate the case number in the email subject line.

 

 

Fashion

 

14747

Client seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to file a utility patent for a unique t-shirt.

 

Mixed

 

 

15541

Client developed an automobile safety system that increases the ground clearance of a car. Client seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to assess the patentability of the invention and applying for a patent, if applicable.

15363

Client, a multidisciplinary artist and designer, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to assess the patentability of his mechanical invention that improves the safety of a vehicle and to file a patent application if appropriate.

 

15031 – On Review

Client seeks assistance of a volunteer attorney to apply for a patent for a shampoo, and the method for creating the shampoo.

14983

Client, seeks review of a device she created for footwear, and seeks a volunteer attorney to register a patent for her invention.

14982 – On Review

Client seeks assistance filing a utility patent for a new hair styling product.

14901

Client seeks a volunteer attorney to assist with securing patent protection for a process that creates a new type of eco-friendly building material.

14884

Client, an inventor, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to assess the patentability of a process to create building materials and if appropriate, file a patent.

14827

Client, an inventor, seeks assistance assessing the patentability of a play center for toddlers and applying for a patent if appropriate.

14788

Client, an inventor, seeks assistance assessing the patentability of a rodent-resistant lawn accessory and filing a non-provisional patent application.

14712

Client seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to file a patent for a plush toy accessory.

14694

Client seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to file a utility patent for a specialty coffee grinder.

14585 – On Review

Client seeks assistance drafting a patent for a phone application and a non-disclosure agreement with a software developer.

 

Music

15236

Client seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to assess the patentability of a software program that enhances a listener’s musical experience, and the assistance in filing a patent application if appropriate.

 

14580

Client seeks assistance filing for a patent for a luxury apparel accessory item.

 

 

 


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