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Kathleen Lynch

Kathleen M. Lynch, Esq., is the owner of Law Office of Kathleen Lynch PLLC. Ms. Lynch is has over twenty years of experience in intellectual property matters including patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing and trade secrets. Ms. Lynch practice focuses on providing “in-house” legal services to her clients on a part-time basis. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Intellectual Property and NC LEAP Councils.

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Patent Pro Bono Program and Micro Entity Status

The Patent Pro Bono Program provides free legal assistance to inventors of modest means who are interested in securing patents to protect their inventions. The Program is a product of the America Invents Act (AIA). Under this legislation the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was called upon to begin working with intellectual property law associations across the country to establish programs to assist financially under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses. Then, in February 2014, the President issued an Executive Action calling for expansion of the pro bono programs originally set up under the AIA into all 50 states. As a result of the Executive Action, new pro bono programs have been created, and many of the existing programs have expanded their coverage to additional states.