Intellectual Property Clinic
- General intellectual property counseling
- Performing patentability and trademark clearance searches
- Drafting patent, trademark, and copyright registration applications, and interacting with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office
- Draft and review intellectual property and licensing agreements
- As of January 1, 2023: Managing the USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program in Pennsylvania
Two ways to receive support - both offered at no-cost!
Penn State Intellectual Property Clinic
In this path, all IP work is performed by Penn State Law students under the supervision of the Director of the Intellectual Property Clinic, Jonathan D’Silva, registered Patent Attorney.
The clinic is supported by 6-10 Penn State Law students and 2 summer interns, allowing the clinic to remain open year round.
Patent Pro Bono Program
In collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, we are excited to offer qualified applicants a chance to work directly with volunteer, licensed patent attorneys and agents to prepare and file formal patent applications.
* This path does require participants and their inventions to meet specific, outlined requirements in order to be accepted.
How to get started
USPTO Pro Bono Program - volunteering opportunity
If you are a patent attorney or agent interested in volunteering for the Pro Bono Program, click HERE to learn how you can get started.
The Clinic is limited solely to intellectual property matters and will not be involved in dispute resolution, whether through litigation, enforcement, or otherwise. The Clinic cannot advise on any situation that is not related to intellectual property.
Interested in meeting with our team?