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Patents and Trademarks

Legal assistances

Only registered patent attorneys and agents are authorized to practice in patent matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Locate a registered patent attorneys and agents through Find A Patent Practitioner database.

If qualified, you may also apply for patent Pro Bono assistance. For State of Georgia, contact Georgia Patents for further information.

The USPTO's Law School Clinic Program allows you to connect to a participating law school student who may help you with your patent and trademark filing. 

Local or national Bar associations are reliable sources for identifying a practitioner in good standing:

Inventor assistance programs

The patent process is complex as it related to a set of laws, regulations, policies and procedures. If you decide to file a patent application on your own due to cost concerns, consider using these inventor assistance programs.

Need a customized patent consultation?

Contact us to schedule an appointment with an expert to help you navigate through patent resources. Email: GTPTRC@library.gatech.edu