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Patent Pro Bono Program at CWRU School of Law’s IP Venture Clinic secures first patent

Friday, May 26, 2017  /  Rate this article:
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Patent Pro Bono Program at CWRU School of Law’s IP Venture Clinic secures first patent

Already supporting dozens of clients headed into its third year, the Intellectual Property Venture Clinic’s (IPVC) Patent Pro Bono Program recently secured its first patent for Doug DeWalt, a local Ohio inventor who has been developing a UV lamp to help people afflicted with psoriasis, a skin disorder, or multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurological disease of the central nervous system.

The Patent Pro Bono Program matches inventors with volunteer IP attorneys who donate their services to provide advice and, where possible, file patent applications. With financial support from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the IPVC collaborated with attorneys in other communities nationally to develop and administer a program for Ohio. The program will soon become available to Kentucky residents as well.

Learn more about DeWalt’s invention and the work the IPVC is doing with local inventors in a recent article from The Daily.

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