Patent Connect

for Indiana and Kentucky

We're developing a new site

We expect it to be ready in June. In the meantime, inventors may submit their information for our service.

We appreciate your patience while we work. If you need to contact us immediately, email


PatentConnect works to match Indiana inventors in need of pro bono patent services with volunteering Indiana patent attorneys.

The Center for Intellectual Property Research launched PatentConnect in September 2015 after having been appointed a “patent hub” by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Center administers the program by screening inquiries from potential pro bono clients and matching them to volunteering lawyers who set the scope of representation. Lawyers and inventors are able to easily review their matches on our website,

Prospective Inventors

Prospective Volunteers

The CIPR would like to thank the following organizations for their sponsorship of PatentConnect:

For questions about PatentConnect, please email