A patent is an exclusive right to a product or a process that generally provides a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem. Unfortunately, filing a patent can be very expensive. Is there a way to get your invention protected for less money? Please join Mr. Grant Corboy, a patent attorney from the USPTO for a talk on how to obtain free legal assistance through a special program designed to help under-resourced inventors and small business.
Mr. Corboy will cover these topics:
- How to apply to the USPTO’s Patent Pro Bono Program for help in preparing, filing and prosecuting your patent application
- How to prepare a thorough provisional patent application
- How to file an application efficiently
William Grant Corboy III
Mr. Corboy joined the Office of Enrollment Discipline (OED) as a Patent Attorney in 2016. As a member of the Patent Pro Bono Team, he is dedicated to making sure that all inventors have access to the patent system, including those who are financially under-resourced. In addition to his Patent Pro Bono responsibilities, Mr. Corboy also serves as a Staff Attorney investigating discipline and enrollment matters. Mr. Corboy was a Primary Patent Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and, prior to joining the USPTO in 2010, he worked for fifteen years in industry as a design engineer, project manager and government contracts manager with DuPont and Lockheed Martin.
Mr. Corboy is a member of the Maryland bar, and he is registered to practice before the USPTO. He graduated, cum laude, from The University of Baltimore School of Law and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his Masters of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Delaware.
Georgia Tech Library, Wilby Room, Ground Floor
266 4th Street N.W., Atlanta, GA 30332
The Homer Rice Center location can be found on this floor plan:
Suggested visitor parking areas: Visitor Parking Area 2 and Visitor Parking Area 3 near the Student Center. Direction to parking: http://goo.gl/PSTjYB
To find the full details about visitor parking, check here: http://pts.gatech.edu/visit