International Intellectual Property Law Clinic Courses
There are currently two courses under the International Intellectual Property Law Clinic umbrella:
International Patent Law Clinic
Under the supervision of patent attorneys registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), students will write patent applications for inventors. Students will interview an inventor, prepare drawings and a description for a patentability search, evaluate the patentability search results, prepare drawing layouts for a patent application for the inventor, and write all parts of the specifications including claims for the invention. Applications will be filed with the USPTO. If an office action arrives at an appropriate time, the students will then prepare a response to the office action.
Trademark and Entrepreneur Law Clinic
Operating as a USPTO certified trademark clinic (application pending), under the supervision of licensed attorneys, including licensed trademark attorneys registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), students will have the opportunity to assist local entrepreneurs in filing trademark applications with the USPTO and will be able to correspond directly with that office as well as prepare and file responses. Students will also assist business entrepreneurs in navigating the legal issues involved in business startup. Students will interview local entrepreneurs, advise on venture formation options, assist in venture formation (including incorporation), prepare agreements and advise on corporate/commercial matters generally.