The Glushko-Samuelson Washington College of Law IP Clinic is proud to have been a key player in establishing the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Program years ago.
The USPTO just released a statement detailing how the Law School Clinic Certification Program has grown. “Over 20 law schools have joined and five currently participating law schools have added a second clinic program, during the 2016-2018 expansion. Eight law schools have joined both the patent and trademark portions of the program, five law schools have joined the patent portion of the program, and 12 law schools have joined the trademark portion of the program. The new law schools join the 43 law schools that were participating in the program, bringing the total number of participating law schools to 63,” according to the USPTO.
The USPTO chose these schools “based on their solid intellectual property curricula, pro bono services to the public, as well as community networking and outreach. The program enables law students to process patent and trademark applications before the USPTO under the guidance of an approved faculty clinic supervisor.”
American University, Washington College of Law continues to be an active participant in the trademark and patent law student program. The IP clinic this past academic year filed trademark registrations and filed provisional patents and non-provisional patent applications for its clients.
Read more about the creation of the IP clinic and the goals of clinical legal education:
CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW by founding faculty members PETER JASZI, VICTORIA PHILLIPS, JOSHUA SARNOFF, CHRISTINE HAIGHT FARLEY & ANN SHALLECK
For the full transcript of the USPTO release: https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/news-updates/uspto-adds-additional-schools-law-school-clinic-certification-program