On October 17, 2017, SGR Intellectual Property (IP) attorneys Greg Kirsch, Stephanie Scruggs, Matt Warenzak and Courtney Thornton played in the CIP CUP charity golf tournament at St. Ives Country Club, in Johns Creek, Georgia. SGR was a co-sponsor of this event, which raised money for the Georgia PATENTS program, and the Georgia State University (GSU) Foundation.
Georgia PATENTS is a program operated by the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, with funding and assistance from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It provides pro bono legal assistance in preparing and filing patent applications to under-served solo inventors, non-profits and small businesses who otherwise may not be able to afford such services. Smith, Gambrell & Russell is a founding co-sponsor of Georgia PATENTS, and several of its patent attorneys have volunteered their time to participants in the program.
The GSU Foundation is the fundraising arm of Georgia State University, and supports various IP-related community events on behalf of GSU’s IP programs, including IP community service awards and other seminars and events.