Foley Hoag Hosts VLA Pro Bono Patent Clinic

November 4, 2015

Together with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), Foley Hoag LLP attorneys in the firm's New York office hosted a pro bono patent clinic on Tuesday, November 3.

During the clinic, attorneys Peter Sullivan, Walter Egbert, Steve Kenny, Lucas Watkins and Erik Huestis provided preliminary patentability guidance to eight inventors who had not yet filed for a patent. Invention ideas ranged from housewares to electronics. After preliminary consultations with Foley Hoag and VLA attorneys, those with fully developed concepts were placed on a VLA case list for assignment to a volunteer prosecuting attorney. VLA clients are able to seek assistance on a number of legal issues, including contracts, corporate governance, trademarks and copyrights counseling, and dispute resolution.

VLA provides pro bono arts-related legal representation and education to low-income artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations of all artistic disciplines, including visual arts, design, dance, theater, film and music.

For more information on Foley Hoag's pro bono program, please click here.

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