For Inventors

Fill out the following form to request Pro Bono Patent assistance from a local attorney. In order to move to the next step in the program, applicants must pay an administrative fee. The fee is $50 for solo inventors, $100 for non-profits, and $150 for small businesses. Payments can be made at www.gatewayvms.org/ppb  

Payment ensures an art search and patentability opinion on your invention. Patent Attorneys are not guaranteed but we will do our best to place each inventor with an attorney. For more information please email Hayley at hjohnston@gatewayvms.org

Thank you!

  • Applicants must be from Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, or Arkansas
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  • Please include employment income, alimony, child support, and government assistance
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  • If no, and a provisional or non-provisional has not been filed, you are required to complete the course at this link. http://www.uspto.gov/video/cbt/certpck/index.htm
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  • In no less than 3 to 4 sentences, describe the general technical area of your invention and the general improvement it provides. Do NOT include any confidential or novel features, and do NOT provide any specific details about your invention. Include provisional patent number *if applicable*
  • Reference number is provided with your emailed receipt when payment has been processed.