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Patents and Trademarks

USPTO Pro Se Patent Virtual Assistance Proggram

Even though the libraries are closed, you can still make an appointment
 
for a Pro Se Virtual Assistance meeting with a USPTO patent examiner. 
Email me for details pborrego@library.umass.edu

The Pro Se Assistance Program is the United States Patent and Trademark Office's comprehensive pilot to expand outreach to inventors who file patent applications without the assistance of a registered patent attorney or agent (also known as "pro se" filing). On this page, you will find information about the program and how it works, and guides and resources for some of the most common issues that pro se applicants encounter.

Learn more:  https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/newsletter/inventors-eye/introducing-patent-virtual-assistance

Watch the introductory videohttps://www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/using-legal-services/pro-se-assistance-program