The Inventor Assistance Program (IAP) is now available to inventors in South Dakota. This program provides legal assistance to low-income inventors and nonprofits. The LegalCORPS IAP, supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, matches eligible inventors with experienced patent attorneys who provide assistance at no charge. Financial guidelines for this program stipulate that an inventor’s household income must be 300% or less of the federal poverty level.
The Devereaux Library is the only United States Patent and Trademark Resources Center in the state of South Dakota. We will be happy to connect you with this service and the many other resources of the federal Patent and Trademark Office.