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Patent Practice

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Patent law is integral to the protection and commercialization of inventions, ideas, and processes. At the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, we offer JD, LLM, and MLS student the opportunity to focus on patent practice. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) does not require a law degree to sit for the patent bar exam. Undergraduates with an engineering or hard science degree can draft and submit patent applications by passing the patent bar exam and becoming a registered patent agent with the USPTO. Many law firms, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures have a need for both lawyers and non-lawyers to manage the patent process.


Jennifer Barnes
Jon Kappes

Director, Lisa Patent Law Clinic
Teaching Associate Professor