Join the USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program, virtually or in person in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on March 9, 2023. Leaders in the intellectual property (IP) and small business community will share their stories and tips on how to protect your IP via patents and trademarks, and how to access government resources for starting and maintaining a successful business.

Registration for this free event will begin on February 9. Register to attend in person or virtually via the link below.

This event welcomes all current and aspiring entrepreneurs who are interested in learning more about succeeding in business, including information on identifying and protecting your intellectual property, securing options for funding, and expanding your network.

The Patent Pro Bono Program is a collaboration between the USPTO and 21 independently operated academic and nonprofit regional programs. Collectively, the 21 regional programs match financially underresourced inventors with patent practitioners in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. You can find out more about the Patent Pro Bono Program, the regional program in your area, and how to access pro bono resources at our Patent Pro Bono Program page. For questions, contact

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.