The April edition of Minnesota Business magazine includes a feature about Minnesota inventor Travis Kelley and how the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program provided a major boost for his venture.

Kelley was an early participant in the patent law pro bono program, through which LegalCORPS volunteer Kate DeVries Smith helped him get a long-term patent for [...]

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On June 30, 2015, LegalCORPS will wrap up another fiscal year of achievement through hard work.   We took great strides forward in our Entrepreneurs of Color Initiative and celebrated as the 20th participant in our pioneering Inventor Assistance Program won patent protection for an innovation.  Generous donors have made this possible.

Your support is [...]

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LegalCORPS has published its 2014 Annual Report.   It includes a profile of the founder of a nonprofit organization based in Anoka that serves victims of human trafficking.   LegalCORPS arranged advice and assistance for her as she decided how to put her goals and ideas into an organizational form.

The report — in a new, graphics-oriented [...]

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LegalCORPS and the Hennepin County Library are joining forces to help independent inventors overcome one of their hurdles to turning their ideas into commercial enterprises – protecting their ideas with a patent.  They have assembled a team of business and patent law experts to provide essential information on navigating the patent process and answer common [...]

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LegalCORPS and William Mitchell College of Law have entered agreements with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to collaborate in arranging access to pro bono patent law assistance (for non-provisional applications and patent prosecution) to residents of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The collaboration supports the USPTO’s initiative to develop access to patent [...]

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LegalCORPS has named its 2-13-14 Volunteers of the Year: Amy M. Salmela, a partner with Patterson Thuente IP, and Mark R. Privratsky, a partner with Lindquist & Vennum.

Both have devoted considerable talent and countless hours of their time to the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program.

As members of the committee that oversees the [...]

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Travis Kelley, an entrepreneur from Backus, Minnesota, who participated as he started his venture in the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program to obtain a patent for his invention — the “Cheetah” door-hanging tool — has been named a runner-up for the 2014 Minnesota Cup.

Minnesota Cup organizers describe it: “a statewide entrepreneurial competition that supports and [...]

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A special event July 17 at the 3M Innovation Center in Maplewood, MN, marked the successful first three years of the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program.

On behalf of LegalCORPS, Kevin Rhodes of 3M and Neil Meyer of Meyer & Njus – founding members of the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program Committee – thanked the 14 Minnesota [...]

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