Course Description

LAW 760A/B - Patent Clinic

The Patent Clinic is a live client clinic regulated by and reporting to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The Patent Clinic offers patent related legal services on a pro bono basis to entrepreneurs, small businesses, start-ups, and non-profits.  Students will be provisionally authorized to practice before the USPTO subject to attorney supervision.  The student practitioners are introduced to actual practice involving clients, case management, and patent filing and prosecution procedures before the USPTO.  Successful graduates will be better prepared to prosecute patent applications before the USPTO and have unique insights for patent litigation.

Clinic participation requires enrollment and participation in weekly class meetings that focus on the lawyering skills and substantive law necessary to effectively represent clients.  In addition to discussing client interviewing and counseling techniques, students will also focus on substantive and procedural areas of law that are relevant to students’ cases and to patents in general, including issues of professional responsibility. 

Requisites: (1) Law 312 Professional Responsibility and (2) Law 306 Patent Law or Law 307 Intellectual Property.  Must have an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in science (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics, etc.), engineering, and/or computer science.


Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Eugene Chong 19F 760A/B LEC 1 T 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 Yes No
Pre-or corequisites:Law 306.Patent Law or Law 307. Intellectual Property, and Law 312. Professional Responsibility. Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline June 14, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/30/2019. This is a yearlong course.
Eugene Chong 20S 760A/B LEC 1 T 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 Yes No
Second part of a yearlong course. The Records Office will process enrollment for this course.

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Eugene Chong 17F 760A/B LEC 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 Yes No
Pre or co-requisite: Law 306 Patent Law or Law 307 Intelectual Property & Law 312. Professional Responsibility. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline June 26, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDUEarly drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/25/2017.
Eugene Chong 18S 760A/B LEC 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 Yes No
Pre or co-requisite: Law 312 Professional Responsibility and Law 306 Patent Law or Law 307 Intellectual Property. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU
Eugene Chong 18F 760A/B LEC 1 T 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 Yes No
Pre-or corequisites:Law 306.Patent Law or Law 307. Intellectual Property, and Law 312. Professional Responsibility. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline July 2, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/24/2018. This is a year-long course.
Eugene Chong 19S 760A/B LEC 1 T 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 Yes No
Second part of a yearlong course. The Records Office will process enrollment for this course.
Categories
Experiential Courses - Clinics, Simulations, and Externships; Health Care & The Law; Intellectual Property; Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law; Public Interest Law and Policy;