Patent Pro Bono Program is Seeking Volunteer Attorneys

By Karsin Williard

The North Carolina Bar Foundation’s Patent Pro Bono Program, formerly part of NC LEAP (Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program), provides pro bono counseling for low-wealth clients seeking patent assistance. The program is in partnership with Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and has helped many low-wealth North Carolina inventors to file patents for their inventions.

Right now, the Patent Pro Bono Program is in need of volunteers for patent referrals in their queue. We currently have four client cases available for your consideration. Are you able to help?

One inventor is seeking assistance with a fantasy football platform that is adaptable to the market and allows for off-season play in addition to new and exciting features.

A second inventor who is a veteran and an electrical engineer seeks assistance filing a patent for a high efficiency DC power supply invention. This invention creates less heat than other conversion solutions and uses fewer parts so it is less expensive to manufacture.

A third inventor, who is a woman from a family of five daughters, seeks help with a provisional patent for undergarments with interchangeable, biodegradable panels.

A fourth inventor, a former sales representative with 35 years of experience in advertising, has come up with a new design for advertising signs that put the advertiser in a preferred and unique selling position.

The case catalog can be viewed here: If any of these cases interests you for pro bono assistance, please email us at [email protected].