Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic

SLN #: 73104
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 015
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Gross

Course Description:
The Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic provides students with hands-on experience in real-world patent prosecution, licensing and litigation. The clinic is open to students having a background in science and engineering who are qualified to sit the Patent Bar exam as well as students with a non-technical background who have a strong interest in patent law. Faculty will attempt to match students’ areas of technical expertise with available projects. Students that have already completed the three-credit Patent Licensing & Enforcement course will enroll in the clinic for three credits and are not required to attend the final hour of the Thursday morning clinic meeting. Students that have not completed Patent Licensing & Enforcement will enroll in the clinic for four credits. The additional credit hour consists of a lecture-based version of the material covered in Patent Licensing & Enforcement and will be held during the final hour of the Thursday clinic meeting. Additional recommended pre or co-requisites include Patent Law or Patent Preparation & Prosecution. The clinic will be supervised by active practitioners, Michelle Gross (private practice) and Jeff Jackson (in-house counsel for research institute). Professor Gross specializes in physical sciences and Professor Jackson specializes in life sciences. Additionally, attorneys affiliated with the Law Offices of Steven G. Lisa, Ltd. will contribute to instruction.

This course fulfills the professional skills requirement for graduation.

NOTE: Please see the Clinical Program website for more details as well as the application.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Experiential Learning: No
Prerequisite: Patent Licensing & Enforcement (new name for Contingent Fee Patent Licensing and Litigation) is a required pre or co-requisite; Patent Law, or Patent Prosecution are pre- or co-requisite.
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes, the last day to withdraw without special permission from the Executive Director of the Clinical Program is one month prior to the first seminar class.
Limited Enrollment Number: 12
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.