Under the “America Invents Act,” the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) established a new pro bono program designed to assist financially under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses. CLA was selected as the statewide Administrator of the program throughout California to process pro bono intakes in conjunction with the USPTO. This program is called theCalifornia Inventors Assistance Program(CIAP).
See this link for information from the USPTO about pro bono services for patent applicants
CLICK HERE for a 39 minute, 30-module informational video/certification program: "Basic Patent Training for Independent Inventors and Small Businesses." It is required that independent inventors review this video material PRIOR to receiving assistance under the CIAP.