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USPTO Launches New Pro Bono Program

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is launching a new pro bono program in collaboration with the PTAB Bar Association. The goal of the program is to provide legal assistance to under-resourced inventors starting with assistance with ex parte appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) (e.g. a review of an Examiner’s final rejection of a patent application by the PTAB). Applications for participation in the program will be accepted as of June 1, 2022.

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