Law 692:  Intellectual Property Clinic - Patent

The IP Clinic provides students with real-world trademark and patent prosecution experience and is intended as a capstone class for those entering the practice of trademark or patent law.  The IP Clinic includes a Patent Track and a Trademark Track. 

In the Patent Track, student-innovators with potentially patentable inventions are referred to the IP Clinic by the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) at the College of Engineering. The Clinic Participants then review the innovations, search the relevant prior art, select an innovation, and work with the inventors to draft a patent application with regard to their innovation in consultation with the instructor. Completed patent applications are provided to the inventors for filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).  Participation in the Patent Track requires successful completion of LAW 797 Patent Prosecution.

Sequence and Prerequisites: Patent Law (LAW 645) and Patent Prosecution (LAW 797) are required prerequisites. Due to the fast pace and high level of competence required, participation in the Patent Clinic is only recommended for students who earned at least a B+ in Patent Prosecution.

Evaluation: Clinical projects.

Course Classification: Clinic

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