Six Foley lawyers and a patent agent were recipients of the 2019 USPTO Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate, which recognizes individuals and law firms who help make the Patent Pro Bono Program available to financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses. Those recognized were:
“I want to congratulate all of the recipients for their dedication and their time, as well as for their commitment to help under-resourced inventors and small businesses,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Andrei Iancu in a press release on the Patent Pro Bono Program webpage.
Together, the patent practitioner and law firm certificates recognize the continued efforts of those who have improved access to the Pro Bono program across all 50 states. The program has been in place since 2015. To date, over 1600 patent professionals have volunteered their time and resources.