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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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 [...]

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LegalCORPS has established a LegalCORPS “company page” on LinkedIn, the popular social media site for professionals.   We encourage members of LinkedIn to “follow” the LegalCORPS page.  (Those who are not members on LinkedIn might want to check it out.)

On our company page, we will provide updates about developments with LegalCORPS itself; about  [...]

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LegalCORPS and the Initiative Foundation now jointly offer monthly free legal counseling sessions (up to 45 minutes) for nonprofit organizations in the Initiative Foundation’s 14-county service area in Central Minnesota.  The counseling sessions are no-charge, confidential and one-to-one.

DATES:  Fourth Tuesday of each month LOCATION:  Initiative Foundation; 405 First Street SE, Little Falls, MN COUNSELORS:  [...]

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Key players in formation of the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program were recognized at an event at the White House in mid-February for leading the way with the nation’s first patent law pro bono program.   Read about it here:  LegalCORPS Partners Recognized at White House.

 

 

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LegalCORPS has added an intellectual-property-law-only session on the fourth Friday of each month at its brief-advice business law clinic in St. Louis Park.  (The first of these clinics took place June 28, 2013.)   This specialized clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the SCORE chapter office at 8700 W. 36th [...]

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The LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program continues to enjoy attention in the press as it reaches the midway point of its second year.

Here is the most recent, from the January 2013 edition of Twin Cities Business:  “Helping Inventors Prosper.”

LegalCORPS has worked with the U.S. Patent & Trademark office to provide the [...]

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