What is Georgia PATENTS?
Georgia PATENTS stands for Pro bono Assistance & Training for Entrepreneurs and New, Talented, Solo inventors. The program assists solo inventors, non-profits, and small businesses with finding patent agents and attorneys to help file patents on a pro bono basis.
Providing Legal Assistance to Georgia and South Carolina Inventors
Can Georgia PATENTS help me with my invention?
Yes! If you qualify for our program, Georgia PATENTS will attempt to place you with a patent attorney or agent that best fits your needs to file your patent application.
Will Georgia PATENTS do a prior art search for me?
At this time, Georgia PATENTS and its volunteer attorneys and agents do not offer prior art search assistance to clients. You must complete this on your own before placement.
How do I apply?
Head to our For Inventors page and read all the information provided. Then, fill out our application.
How long does the process take?
The length of the entire process varies from client to client. The application process depends on your responsiveness as a client. The placement process depends on your invention type and the availability of attorneys for that subject matter. Finally, if your idea or invention is patentable, expect the patenting process to take several years to complete.
Have an Invention You Need Help Patenting?
Use the Inventors link below to see if you qualify for our program and apply. We’ll search for a qualified patent agent or attorney that is right for you. Not an inventor? Follow the Artist link below to the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts website for information on becoming an artist member.
[My attorney’s] professionalism, insight, and expertise was everything that my company needed. Thank you for following up and making sure I was able to work with a great attorney. . . Again, just wanted to express my gratitude for your team and your effort.
$5,000 Commitment for 5 Years
- Alston & Bird
- Troutman Sanders
- Georgia Bar IP Section
- Atlanta Bar IP Section
$3,000 Commitment for 5 Years
- Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner,
- Smith, Gambrell & Russell
$1,500 Commitment for 5 Years
- Kilpatrick Townsend
- Meunier Carlin & Curfman
- Pabst Patent Group LLP
- Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
- Taylor English Duma LLP
- Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC
- Georgia Bar Technology Section
- Georgia State University CIP CUP® Charitable Golf Tournament
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