Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic



SLN #: 72571
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 008
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 for 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 who have already completed the three-credit Patent Licensing & Enforcement course will enroll in the clinic for three credits. Students who have not completed Patent Licensing & Enforcement are required to enroll in the three-credit version of this course which is taught every other Fall semester (this course will be offered in the Fall 2011 semester) by Steven Lisa and other attorneys who work with Steven G. Lisa, Ltd. During semesters in which the 3-credit version of this course is not offered, students who have not already completed the course will be required to enroll in a one-credit course which consists of a lecture-based version of the material covered in Patent Licensing & Enforcement and will be held on Friday immediately following the clinic meeting.

Additional recommended pre or co-requisites include Patent Law or Patent Preparation & Prosecution. The clinic will be supervised by active practitioner, Michelle Gross (private practice).

Additionally, attorneys affiliated with the Law Offices of Steven G. Lisa, Ltd. will contribute to instruction. The 3-credit version of the clinic will be graded and the fourth credit (Patent Licensing & Enforcement course, when offered in place of the separate 3-credit Patent Licensing & Enforcement course) will be pass/fail.

This course fulfills the professional skills requirement for graduation.

NOTE: Please see the Clinical Program website for more details as well as the application. http://law.asu.edu/clinics

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Patent Licensing & Enforcement is a required pre or co-requisite; Patent Law or Patent Prosecution are pre or co-requisites
Special Withdrawal Course: Because of administrative considerations and professional obligations to courts and clients, no student pre-registered for a clinical offering shall be allowed to drop the clinic later than one month preceding the first day of classes, or to add the clinic, unless approval is obtained from the Director of the Clinical Program.
Limited Enrollment Number: 12
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None