For Inventors


Thank you for your interest in the Patent Pro Bono Program. We are the administrators for the states of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska only, if you do not reside in one of those states please send me an email and I can point you in the right direction.

In order to move to the next step in the program, applicants must pay an administrative fee. The fee is $50 for solo inventors, $100 for non-profits, and $150 for small businesses. Payments can be made at

Please be sure you have read the eligibility requirements here before submitting fee.

Payment ensures an art search and patentability opinion on your invention. Patent Attorneys are not guaranteed but we will do our best to place each inventor with an attorney.

For more information please email Hayley at

All information provided on this form is confidential and will not be shared outside of the Patent Pro Bono Program. Thank you!

  • Applicants must be from Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, or Arkansas
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  • Please include employment income, alimony, child support, and government assistance
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  • If no, and a provisional or non-provisional has not been filed, you are required to complete the course at this link.
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  • In no less than 3 to 4 sentences, describe the general technical area of your invention and the general improvement it provides. Do NOT include any confidential or novel features, and do NOT provide any specific details about your invention. Include provisional patent number *if applicable*
  • Reference number is provided with your emailed receipt when payment has been processed.