CHICAGO – June 8, 2022 – Colin Wright, partner with full-service intellectual property law firm MBHB, recently received a Pro Bono Achievement Certificate from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his work with the Chicago-Kent Patent Hub.
“Supporting innovation is at the heart of all the work we do at MBHB, whether it’s advising a Fortune 500 company on their global patent portfolio strategy or prosecuting a startup’s first patent,” Wright said. “I’m proud to work with the talented inventors who are part of the Chicago-Kent Patent Hub and contribute to the growth of innovation in Chicago.”
The USPTO’s Patent Pro Bono Program was established under the 2011 America Invents Act. It is a nationwide network of regional programs that connect inventors with patent practitioners. In 2021, more than 125 patent practitioners reported committing 50 or more hours of pro bono service to a regional patent pro bono program.
“Our firm has a longstanding commitment to supporting startups and entrepreneurs by helping them secure patent protection for their innovations,” said Gavin O’Keefe, managing partner of MBHB and Chicago-Kent College of Law alum. “We are proud of Colin for attaining this honor and for going above and beyond to offer pro bono support to these Chicago inventors.”
View the full list of recipients of the 2021 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate here.
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