Who We Are
The Maine Patent Program is funded by the state legislature "to support the commercialization and manufacturing of innovations in the State by providing education and assistance with the patent process of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to companies, inventors and entrepreneurs in the State."
What We Do
Our mission is to support economic development by helping Maine inventors and small businesses understand how to identify and protect their intellectual property. We are a resource for information and education on the patent process and other means of intellectual property protection. We are here to help you learn what needs to be done to obtain and maintain legal rights in your ideas, if possible, and to provide assistance with the patent process to those who qualify.
You have a significant role to play too. While we can help you understand the process, we rely on you to develop a business plan, perform market research and take your idea from creation to the marketplace.
To find out more about obtaining patenting assistance:
If you are interested in getting help with patenting questions then please see our Guidelines to find out more about applying for assistance from our program.
To request services from the Maine Patent Program:
If you are ready to apply for assistance from our program, please fill out and return the appropriate form to us. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 207.228.8430.