Patent Law Clinic
The Patent Clinic provides students with real-world patent prosecution experience and is intended as a capstone class for those entering the practice of patent law. Student-innovators with potentially patentable inventions are referred to the Patent Clinic by the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) at the College of Engineering. The Patent Clinic then reviews the innovations, searches the relevant prior art, and selects one innovation for each law student. Each law student then proceeds to 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).