Is it true that there are government agencies that can help people develop and market patents? 6 Answers as of August 31, 2015

Can the US Patent and Trademark Office help too?

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Webb IP Law Group
Webb IP Law Group | Jason P Webb
They can give some limited assistance, but you will often need more than what they can provide. Try looking at these websites to see if they can give you the help you are looking for: http://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/support-centers/inventors-assistance-center-iac http://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/inventors-entrepreneurs-resources.
Answer Applies to: Utah
Replied: 4/13/2015
DANIEL NESBITT
DANIEL NESBITT | Hasse & Nesbitt
As a patent attorney, my concern is to provide the best patent protection for a client's invention. I don't claim to know that much about product marketing and consumers.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 4/13/2015
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. | Ernie Linek
Unfortunately - no. The uspto cannot help in this type of situation. Commercial vendors claim to provide such services, but I have not seen much success. You are mostly on your own here.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 4/13/2015
Sebby Law Office
Sebby Law Office | Jayne Sebby
Short answer: No. The USPTO will provide basic information about how to apply for a patent or trademark but they will not help you write the application or develop or market a product.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 4/13/2015
Microtechnology Law & Analysis | Daniel Flamm
Under certain circumstances some of these things are possible/permissible. For example, the government can fund work through the national laboratories or by way of small business initiation grants involving collaboration with universities. There is an inventor's help desk at the US Patent Office that will answer questions regarding patent prosecution, and the patent office provides many informational resources, but in so far as I am aware, the USPTO has no programs that directly help people develop and market specific patents.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/13/2015
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