Intellectual Property Clinic


2021 To Be Announced


CERTIFICATE: Lincoln Law School of San Jose Program Certificate

OVERVIEW: The International Intellectual Property Seminar at Lincoln Law School of San Jose focuses on providing an in-depth analysis of principles relating to intellectual property. Located in Silicon Valley, and strategically located within three blocks of the regional U.S. Patent Office, a Federal Courthouse, and a State courthouse, its location provides a logical nexus to top sites professionals may visit.


WHERE: Lincoln Law School of San Jose, San Jose, CA

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Lawyers, professionals, and executives who desire to learn about the US legal system, particularly as it relates to intellectual property.

FACULTY: The program brings together top Bay area professionals, IP professors, practicing attorneys, in-house practitioners, most of whom have spent time overseas to give pragmatic viewpoints on working with IP within the US legal system.


The tuition covers admission to all of the seminar sessions, afternoon and evening activities/receptions, breakfast, and lunch each day, seminar material (including a book created specifically for the Seminar Program), and the Lincoln Law School of San Jose Program Certificate.

Regular Tuition - $4,000 (after May 20)

Early Bird Tuition - $3,500 (before May 20)

Discount: May be applied for groups larger than three (3) individuals, as well as for current students focusing on intellectual property.


Applicants must complete the online form available at Seminar Registration

Applicants must submit an English version of their resume

Applicants will hear back regarding if they are accepted into the program within three weeks of submission. Once accepted into the program, the applicant will receive an admission letter and invoice.

Given that the program limits the number of participants, priority is given to applicants with a focus on intellectual property.


A detailed schedule (including speakers and locations of all events) will be provided to the participants two weeks prior to the seminar program.

1 hr: Welcome and Orientation
1.5 hr: Introduction to the US IP law system
1.5 hr: Comparative Law - international perspectives on the US legal system
1.5 hr: Patent Protection in the US - Part 1
Evening activity: A mix and meet reception sponsored by and located at a Bay area law firm

1.5hr: Patent Protection in the US - Part 2
1.5hr: Licensing, Agreements, and Cross Border Considerations
Afternoon activity: A visit to the local regional USPTO office with a tour. Additionally, a visit to the city hall of San Jose (and meeting with civic leaders, subject to availability)

1.5hr: Protecting your brand in the US - Part 1
1.5hr: Protecting your brand in the US - Part 2
1.5hr: Privacy/Data Security Considerations
1.5hr: Service, Venue, and IP Litigation Considerations
Evening activity: Visit and tour a Bay area technology company headquarters

1.5hr: How to raise capital in the US
1.5hr: Effective IP asset management strategies
Afternoon activity: Visit a Bay area venture capital firm

1.5hr: Strategies to Maximize Value of Patent Portfolio - Part 1
1.5hr: Strategies to Maximize Value of Patent Portfolio - Part 2
1 hr: Concluding Remarks and Certificate Ceremony
Afternoon activity: Visit the local Federal court and if time permitting, State court. Observe a hearing and speak and meet the judge afterward.

LOCATION: The seminar program will occur at Lincoln Law School of San Jose, which is located in downtown San Jose at 384 S Second St, San Jose, California 95113.

TRAVEL: The school is within 15 minutes of San Jose airport, and may be easily accessed by airport taxis, or using a private shuttle service (e.g. Uber, Lyft, etc.). The Oakland and San Francisco airports are each within an hour's drive of the school. Travel and associated costs are the responsibility of each participant.

HOUSING: Downtown San Jose has many hotels that are within walking distance of the law school. If a participant wishes to potentially rent a room at a nearby university, please reach out to to determine the availability of such rooms. Housing costs are the responsibility of each participant.

VISA: It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that visa requirements are satisfied such that the participant can successfully attend the seminar program. One of the following visas should suffice to enable the participant to attend the seminar program:

  • Visa Waiver Program - more information may be found HERE.
  • B-1/B-2 Visitor Visas - this visa may be appropriate as the seminar program is a training program. More information may be found HERE.

To assist in applying for a visa, each participant will receive a letter of acceptance into the program, an invoice, and proof of payment confirmation. Additionally, we recommend that each participant submit their application to the seminar program early to allow for sufficient time to acquire a visa.