LegalCORPS and the Hennepin County Library System work together to provide essential education about protecting inventions for Minnesota’s entrepreneurs.   This education helps them overcome one of their hurdles to turning their ideas into commercial enterprises – protecting their ideas with a patent.

LegalCORPS and the Hennepin County Library System have assembled a team of business and patent [...]

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LegalCORPS is recognizing one of its most generous volunteer attorneys, Rakhi Nikhanj of the firm of Pauly DeVries Smith & Deffner, as its 2015-16 Volunteer of the Year.

Rakhi has been a volunteer for the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program since 2012.  She has consistently represented inventors and filed patent applications on their behalf, both on her own [...]

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Anisha Murphy,  a Twin Cities native devoted to serving the needs of Minnesota’s low-income communities, has become director of the LegalCORPS Entrepreneurs of Color Program.   Her background includes a law degree and a master’s degree in public administration from Hamline University and study at Queen Mary University of London, England.

In her role with [...]

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LegalCORPS will present an extraordinary event Thursday, October 6, as its 2016 Annual Fundraiser & Volunteer Celebration.   Showcasing LegalCORPS’s Entrepreneurs of Color Program, this year’s event will feature Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Shawntera Hardy as keynote speaker — and a special performance by Sounds of Blackness, the Grammy Award-winning vocal group. [...]

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LegalCORPS is teaming up with the Hennepin County Library System to add another free brief business law advice option in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Beginning February 8, LegalCORPS will conduct a free brief advice clinic on the 2nd Monday of each month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Southdale Library — 7001 [...]

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LegalCORPS has published its annual report for 2015, featuring a profile of a Minnesota innovator who is participating in the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program and getting other crucial business law guidance from another LegalCORPS program.   It also provides information about clients served, notes from organization leadership, donors and 2014-15 financial reports.

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Essential education on protecting inventions for Minnesota’s entrepreneurial community.

WHAT:  Inventor Assistance Seminar & Workshop Series

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 [...]

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LegalCORPS is making rapid progress in its ongoing initiative to learn and begin to better serve immigrant, American Indian and other entrepreneurs of color in Minnesota.   In recent months, LegalCORPS has begun bringing the business law component to joint efforts with other nonprofits that promote small business development among populations of color.

Recent developments include:

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