Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.
Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent & Trademark Office
300 River Place South, Suite 2900
Detroit, MI 48207
Welcome & Opening Comments
Jennifer M. McDowell, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Pro Bono Coordinator
Thomas C. Rombach, President, State Bar of Michigan
Jennifer M. Grieco, Treasurer, State Bar of Michigan
David C. Berry, SBM Intellectual Property Law Section
Reception hosted by the Intellectual Property Law Section will follow the ceremony.
Pursuant to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is supporting the establishment of pro bono programs all across the country to enable low-income inventors to prosecute their patents. The State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section and Pro Bono Initiative, in conjunction with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, have established the Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project as part of this nationwide initiative. The Project seeks to connect low income Michigan inventors with Michigan patent professionals for patent preparation and prosecution legal services on a pro bono basis.
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