Michigan Pro Bono Patent Project

This program is a partnership of the State Bar of Michigan Access to Justice Committee and the Intellectual Property Law Section. The Patent Project is now accepting applications for pro bono assistance if you have filed a provisional application and are income eligible for pro bono services. If you believe you are eligible, please complete and submit the Service Request Form.

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  • A provisional application must have already been filed with the USPTO
  • Accepted Applications
    • Filing a non-provisional
    • Responding to a non-final office action
  • Please review the income eligibility chart here!
  • NOT Accepted Applications
    • Assistance with prosecution of international patent applications
    • Clearance of freedom to operate
    • Copyrights
    • Licensing, transfer, enforcement, disputes
    • Patentability analysis
    • Prior art searching
    • Trademarks
    • Design Patents
    • Plant Patents