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Mark Privratsky Named LegalCORPS Volunteer of the Year


Lindquist & Vennum LLP is pleased to announce that Mark Privratsky, chair of the firm’s intellectual property practice, has been named by LegalCORPS as a 2014 Volunteer of the Year. LegalCORPS is a Minnesota nonprofit organization that aims to expand access to the legal system by providing free legal assistance in transactional matters to low-income entrepreneurs and innovators and small nonprofits in Minnesota.

Privratsky was recognized, along with Patterson Thuente IP partner Amy Salmela, for his tireless commitment to the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program (IAP). Privratsky and Salmela co-authored “Patent Law Pro Bono: A Best Practices Handbook,” which shares the experience of the LegalCORPS IAP to guide development of other patent law pro bono programs across the country. Privratsky acts as a primary trainer for patent lawyers who want to provide pro bono assistance in the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program, and serves on the America Invents Act Pro Bono Advisory Council promoting patent law pro bono program development nationwide.

“It is an honor to have been recognized by LegalCORPS,” said Privratsky. “Credit for the hard work to create and maintain the Inventors Assistance Program, however, belongs to many, including but not limited to the staff at LegalCORPS and my fellow IAP committee members. I look forward to continuing to work with these great people to expand this project to serve more pro se inventors.”

Duff, Christine
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