Intellectual Property | Patent Pro Bono Opportunity for Patent Prosecution Attorneys and Patent Agents | Feb. 4

Patent Pro Bono Opportunity for Patent Prosecution Attorneys and Patent Agents | Feb. 4

Join fellow members of the IP Section of the State Bar of Georgia for a fun, simple and no-continuing-obligation pro bono opportunity on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Georgia PATENTS’ Intake Clinic assisting low-income inventors.

This clinic is limited to patent issues and will be held at Alston & Bird’s offices from 1 – 3 p.m. You can volunteer for a single one-hour session with an inventor or stay for the whole afternoon (two sessions). Prior to the clinic, Georgia PATENTS staff will provide all volunteer attorneys with information to conduct a conflict search as well as an easy to follow checklist/guide to use during the client meeting. Session discussion will be limited to answering any general patent questions; exploring any patentability-related issues identified; and/or giving direction on the adequacy of the prior art search conducted by the inventor.

This will be a quick, easy and gratifying way to satisfy some pro bono hours! You are encouraged to bring along your mentor or mentee for a collaborative experience. Please note, though, that you are not committed to any follow-up after the clinic, nor are you committed to represent the client going forward.

Please email Kelly Bray at to volunteer and let us know the amount of time you are able to volunteer (and specific time-slots, if necessary). In order to assist in the scheduling, we ask that you let us know ASAP if you want to participate in this fabulous opportunity.

Lastly, for those of you perhaps unfamiliar with the program, Georgia PATENTS matches under-resourced inventors in Georgia with volunteer pro bono patent practitioners to assist in the filing of a patent application.

Further information may be found at [ ] .

The Patent Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section