The Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic provides its students with the unique opportunity to counsel Pennsylvania innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups in assessing their intellectual property and to obtain patent and other protection.
Under the direction and guidance of supervising attorneys, the clinic's students are involved in various aspects of client matters, including but not limited to conducting client intake meetings and interviews, performing patentability and trademark clearance searches and providing opinions based on search results, drafting patent and trademark applications, and interacting with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office in the procurement of patents and the registration of trademarks and copyrights. These services are especially valuable to innovators who would not otherwise have access to high quality intellectual property legal services. The clinic does not provide services relating to the enforcement or defense of intellectual property that may result in litigation.