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Emily Sandhaus Receives USPTO 2019 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate

April 16, 2020

Associate Emily Sandhaus is a recipient of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 2019 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate, which is given in recognition of individuals and law firms who help make the Patent Pro Bono Program available to financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses.

To receive the the Certificate, patent practitioners have to report 50 or more hours of patent pro bono service to a regional pro bono program, and firms have to report 100 or more hours. To acknowledge their contributions, the USPTO provides certificates to the patent practitioners and law firms and lists their names on the Patent Pro Bono Program webpage.

“I want to congratulate all of the recipients for their dedication and their time, as well as for their commitment to help under-resourced inventors and small businesses,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Andrei Iancu.

The Patent Pro Bono Program has been in place since 2015, and to date, over 1600 patent professionals have volunteered their time and resources to making the Program a success.

To see the USPTO's press release, please click here

For more information on participating, visit the Patent Pro Bono Program webpage and click on your state to identify your regional program.