The Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic provides students with hands-on experience in real-world patent prosecution. They will learn the skills needed to recognize, obtain, and assert valuable and enforceable patents. Whether students plan to practice transactional patent law or patent litigation, the clinic gives students insight into both areas of practice. Students will understand the impact of the patent procurement process can have on subsequent patent litigation.
Throughout their clinical experience, students work with independent inventors and start-up companies to draft and prosecute patent applications before the USPTO under the supervision of licensed patent attorneys. Additionally, students learn to conduct validity and infringement analyses, while gaining valuable skills in patent due diligence, valuation, and licensing strategies.
The clinic is a member of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)’s Law School Clinic Certification Program in which students receive limited recognition practice numbers. This permits them to represent clients directly before the USPTO including conducting examiner interviews, as well as signing on and filing patent applications, office actions, and other official correspondence on behalf of clients.
This clinical program is open to JD and LLM students.