Patent Pro Bono Opportunites

Updated as of Tuesday, February 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

 

15610 – New Case – On Review

Client, an inventor, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to assess the patentability of a clothing maintenance device, and to file a non-provisional patent application, if appropriate.

15542 – On Review

Client seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to assess the patentability of a wearable data presentation device, and to apply for a non-provisional patent, if appropriate.

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 – On Review

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.

15308 – On Review

Client, a cleaning service business owner, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to assess the patentability of a cleaning device and to file a patent application if appropriate.

 

15052 – On Review

Client, an inventor, seeks assistance applying for a patent for a new stationery product.

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.

14866 – On Review

Client, a personal trainer, seeks assistance filing a patent for a fitness training system.

14843 – On Review

Client seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to file a patent for a gaming system. Client filed a provisional patent in August 2015.

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 – On Review

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

14585

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

 

14550 – On Review

Client seeks assistance assessing the patentability of a food preparation device and filing a provisional patent, if applicable.

 

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.

14898 – On Review

Client, a musician, developed a hand-held device for guitar players and seeks assistance filing a utility patent for the invention.

14580

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

 

 

 


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