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LegalCORPS volunteer lawyers will provide helpful information on small business legal topics at a number of upcoming public workshops:
Saturday June 13, 10 a.m. to noon: “Choosing the Right Form of Business Ownership.” Free workshop at the Minneapolis Central Library (4th Street & Nicollet Mall.) LegalCORPS volunteer attorney Glen McCluskey will help participants understand the business, [...]
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LegalCORPS and the General Mills corporate legal department are teaming up to provide an additional option for low-income entrepreneurs seeking free legal advice about intellectual property.
In a new, joint brief advice program, LegalCORPS will refer clients who meet income guidelines and need intellectual property counseling to the General Mills legal department. Volunteer General Mills [...]
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On May 4, 2015 By Mike
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On December 19, 2014 By Mike
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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.
As members of the committee that oversees the [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On July 23, 2014 By Mike
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On August 12, 2014 By Mike
Working with the Hennepin County Library system, LegalCORPS now offers free, regularly scheduled workshops to instruct inventors about how to prepare and file a provisional application for a U.S. patent. The location: Minneapolis Central Library (4th Street and Nicollet Mall.) The next workshop will take place September 23.
More information and online registration will be [...]Continue Reading →
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