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Speakers at the launch event for the Chicago-Kent Patent Hub. L-R: Patent Hub director Mary Anne Smith, David Clough (Class of 1993), U.S. Congressman Danny Davis, U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush, Illinois Tech President Alan Cramb, Dean Harold J. Krent, and the USPTO’s Jennifer McDowell, Professor Edward Lee, director of Chicago-Kents Intellectual Property Program. The Chicago-Kent Patent Hub is a pro bono program that helps qualified, low-income inventors and small businesses in Illinois obtain volunteer legal assistance from local patent agents or attorneys licensed to practice before the USPTO. The program was launched by Chicago-Kent and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Chicago-Kent Patent Hub, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, pro bono, USPTO, speakers, Danny K. Davis, Mary Anne Smith, Jennifer McDowell, Bobby Rush, Alan Cramb, President Cramb, David Clough, Ed Lee, Professor Ed Lee, Edward Lee