Programs, Centers & Sites
The Pro Bono Program provides free legal assistance to under-resourced inventors interested in securing patent protection for their inventions. Information about the program can be found here: http://www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/using-legal-services/pro-bono/patent-pro-bono-program
Through the Law School Clinic Certification Program, inventors can get assistance in drafting and filing patent applications by law students at participating law schools. Information about the program can be found here: http://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ip-policy/public-information-about-practitioners/law-school-clinic-1
The Pro Se Assistance Center provides education and assistance to applicants who file patent applications without the aid of attorney.
The USPTO website (www.uspto.gov) has many resources available to independent inventors which help explain the patent process. Contact information is below: