Intellectual Property Clinic

The Intellectual Property Clinic at Lincoln Law School of San Jose ("Clinic") is a pro-bono clinic that operates on an academic calendar year basis and is open from late August to early April.

The Clinic includes the only patent clinic and is one of two trademark clinics in all Northern California. Additionally, it is strategically located to facilitate interaction with the USPTO satellite office in Silicon Valley.

What We Do

The IP Clinic provides, free of charge, the following services:

Patentability and/or Registerability Searches


Patent and/or Trademark Application Drafting


Responses to USPTO Correspondence


Ready to Start Working with Us?

To apply for services, the Clinic accepts applications for review only during the months of June-July. If an application is submitted outside of the window of review (outside of the time period), it will not be processed.

Our Supporters

Because we are a pro-bono clinic, we exist based on donations and the generous time of others.