Patent Pro Bono Opportunities and IP Education Toolkit

Please join us on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, for our next Webinar event. This month’s Webinar will be held from 12:00 to 1:15 pm. Our speaker will discuss the considerations IP practitioners should take when dealing with Patent Pro Bono opportunities (USPTO and Ohio Invents) and educating the next generation of inventors and practitioners (Geof Oberhaus).

As patent practitioners, we are uniquely positioned to help financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses file and prosecute patent applications. Learn how you can help those who could not otherwise afford to do so engage in our innovation economy.

During the second part of the presentation learn about the tools and resources available for educating and exciting middle and high school students about IP rights (e.g., patent, trademark, copyright). The IP education toolkit is meant to complement existing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) curriculums to educate students about the importance of IP and how IP could affect their personal lives and career journeys. Learn how you can be a part of the goal to educate students about IP to empower the next generation of innovators, IP professionals, or simply IP-aware students.

The webinar event will be approximately 60 minutes.

Registration is:

  • free for CincyIP members,
  • free for students and academics, and
  • $15.00 for non-members.

Register here by Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 5 pm.

Pro Bono Opportunity – Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC)

The UC College of Law, has announced the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC), which is scheduled to open in January 2011. At the ECDC, 3rd year law students will obtain “hands on” experience representing local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs of limited financial means on transactional legal issues critical to their success. The ECDC is accepting clients now in anticipation of its January opening.

They are currently recruiting local lawyers to serve as “clinic advisors”, who can enhance the qualitative and quantitative impact of the ECDC on students, clients, and the local economy. Attached are documents which further explain the opportunities as well as the process to become a clinic advisor.
ECDC – Clinic Advisor Sign-Up Form

For further information please contact:
Lew Goldfarb
Asst. Professor of Clinical Law
Director, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic
University of Cincinnati College of Law
PO Box 210040
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0040
Tel: (513) 556-1092
Fax: (513) 556-1236