Several Attorneys from the Tarolli Firm Earned Recognition for Their Pro Bono Work from the Local Intellectual Property Bar and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

April 17, 2019

At the 4 April 2019 Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association meeting and dinner, a number of awards for 2018 service were presented by Ted Theofrastous (Ohio Patent Pro Bono Program Chairman) and Grant Corboy (USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program Administrator). Liza Heinig received a USPTO Certificate of Achievement for investing fifty hours of her time to support the firm’s pro bono clients. Additionally, Rich Wesorick, Brian Bolinger, and Robert Schmidt each received a “Hall of Fame” award designation for their successes in achieving patent issuance in 2018 for pro bono clients. The Tarolli firm, a leading light in the local intellectual property community, has expanded support over the past few years to help inventors achieve protection for their innovations. Achieving recognized intellectual property protections can be crucial to a small company’s attaining substantial commercial success, but these protections are often prohibitively expensive for individual inventors. Through partnerships with the Ohio Patent Pro Bono Program and the Case Western Reserve University Intellectual Property Venture Clinic, the attorneys of the Tarolli firm are using their skills on an almost-daily basis to provide a meaningful contribution to the startup and entrepreneur communities in Cleveland and beyond–at no charge to the client. For more information about these excellent pro bono programs, please visit