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USPTO Launches Pro Se Assistance Program

posted Nov 10, 2014, 10:56 AM by Karen Kitchens   [ updated Dec 19, 2017, 9:30 AM by Cary Dunlap ]

The USPTO has launched its Pro Se Assistance Program, which is a comprehensive pilot initiative to provide targeted outreach for pro se inventors and to enhance the examination practice of pro se applications. The program offers a variety of resources for inventors, including:

  • Walk-in assistance at USPTO's headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Pro se-specific educational resources on patents and electronic filing
  • Dedicated customer service and targeted assistance
  • Enhanced examiner-applicant interaction