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Patents

It is recommended that an attorney be consulted when an interpretation of the law is needed. UCF library staff are not able to provide any legal advice. Patent Assistance Information

USPTO Independent Inventor Resources

Inventors Councils

Makerspaces

Pro Bono Services

If you qualify for free legal assistance with your patent application (income 300% or less of Federal Poverty Guidelines), there is an office in Florida that provides free Pro Bono Assistance.  There is a USPTO video series available that explains the program fully.

Protecting your IP

UCF Small Business Development Center

  • Counseling - Certified Business Analysts will help you develop:
    • Business Plans
    • Marketing Plans
    • Feasibility Studies
    • Market Research
    • Loan Proposals
    • Accounting Systems
    • Personnel Plans
    • Employee Manuals
    • Strategic Plans
  • Areas of Assistance
    • Accounting: asset management, record keeping systems and procedures
    • Finance: ratio analysis, breakeven analysis, financial projections and business valuation
    • Marketing: pricing, advertising & promotion, marketing planning, market research and exporting
    • Operations: production & inventory control, project management, risk management and energy conservation
    • New Venture Planning: start-up information, feasibility analysis, business planning and general business consulting
    • Technical Assistance: preliminary patent searches, patent, copyright & trademark, and technology transfer & SBIR/STTR
  • Seminars
    • Basic Tools Seminar Series
    • Specialty Tools Seminar Series
    • Government Contracting Seminar Series
    • Strategic Tools Seminar Series

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