The COVID-19 crisis has brought unprecedented demands on small businesses and inventors. Through these challenging times, we know that so many are making courageous sacrifices to preserve employee well-being while keeping the lights on. Consistent with our mission to support emerging growth companies, we feel that such sacrifices should not include the loss of hard-fought R&D efforts. To that end, Aurora Consulting announced the award of a free patent application for a selected small business or inventor. The award aims to provide stability and encouragement to diligent innovators.