Indiana Law's Intellectual Property Law Clinic puts you on the forefront of this fast-growing field, giving you real-life experience with real-life clients and their IP needs. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has certified the clinic in both patent and trademark law as part of its pilot program — a distinction awarded to fewer than 10 percent of the nation's law schools. This means that you can be registered to practice before the USPTO under the supervision of the clinic's director — while you are still in law school.
The IP clinic will give you the opportunity to translate theory into practice. As a 2L or 3L student, you'll work directly with pro bono clients, the USPTO, and the faculty of Indiana Law's Center for IP Research on actual IP matters. You'll refine your skills in research, advocacy, and administrative practice, while you create and implement strategies that advance your client's objectives. You'll gain invaluable experience in IP practice — and your clients will benefit from the advice they need to secure the rights they've earned to protect their innovations.
Course description for B572: Intellectual Property Law Clinic