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7 Cybaris Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 1 (2015-2016)

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        THE  USPTO   PATENT PRO BONO PROGRAM

     JENNIFER  M. MCDOWELL & SAURABH VISHNUBHAKATt


     I. Introduction                     .............3........ .............3

     II. From First Steps in Minnesota to the AIA.............5

     III. A National Patent Pro Bono Commitment...   ..........1l

       A. First Movers: 2011-2012               .................. 12

          1. Minnesota     ..................................12

          2. Colorado   ................................14

          3. California    ..................................17

          4. Washington, DC     ............... .... ........19

       B. National Reach: 2013-2014 .......        .............21

          1. Texas...................l..........21

          2. Ohio.............................23

          3. Massachusetts.......................25

          4. Greater Philadelphia..       ..........   ...........26

          5. The Carolinas.......................28

          6. New York       .......................... .....29

          7. Michigan.................................30


t Jennifer M. McDowell is the Pro Bono Coordinator of the United States Patent
and Trademark Office. She was previously an Associate Counsel in the
USPTO's  Office of General Counsel. Saurabh Vishnubhakat is an Expert
Advisor in the USPTO's Office of Chief Economist. Sincere thanks to Grant
Corboy and Jeffrey Siew for their tireless efforts in support of the Patent Pro
Bono Program, to Janet Gongola for helpful comments, and to Alan Marco and
Charles DeGrazia for valuable data assistance.

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