Feb 9, 2015

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP Announced as a Founding Benefactor of the Georgia Patent Pro Bono Project

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and the Intellectual Property Sections of the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association collaborated with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to establish an innovative pro bono program to assist inventors in need of legal counsel. Georgia PATENTS stands for Pro bono Assistance & Training for Entrepreneurs and New, Talented, Solo inventors.  The program seeks to help solo inventors, non-profits, and small businesses find patent agents and attorneys to help file patents on a pro bono basis. Local innovation supports the local economy, and this program will help ensure Georgia’s inventors have the legal protections they need to thrive.

The opening ceremony for the Georgia Patent Pro Bono Project will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.  Special guests include Rep. Doug Collins serving the 9th District of Georgia in the U.S. Congress and representatives from the USPTO. For more information about Georgia Patents, visit

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