Intellectual Property Clinic


Lincoln Law School of San Jose

Clinic Services

Free of Charge

We offer our Patent and Trademark legal services free of charge.  The client is only responsible for filing costs as set by the USPTO.  That cost varies based on the type of entity filing.


We can help you determine whether your invention or mark is eligible for protection.


The Clinic receives more inquiries for services than it can provide. High-quality books and manuals have been written – and are provided to individuals at printing cost – to provide some guidance to potential clients that are not accepted into the clinic. Books & manuals can be purchased through Amazon

Apply for Services

If you are ready to get started, submit a form here.

Pro Bono Clinic Services

If potential clients are located in the state of California, no financial limitation is imposed. Additionally, for those with a financial need (e.g. not to exceed 150% of federal poverty guidelines, the Clinic does not impose any geographic restrictions.

Submit a Form for IP Clinic Services

Application Submission Window: September 1 – October 31
Application Review Period: November 1-30
Notification of Status: by December 31st
Services Provided: Spring Semester (January – May)

To apply for services, the Clinic accepts applications only
during the months of September-October. If an application is
submitted outside of this window, it will not be processed.
The deadline for applying for services (for the following Spring
semester’s Clinic) is the last day of October every year. During the month of November, all submitted applications are

All applicants will be notified by the end of December whether your application has been accepted into the Clinic. Clinic services are provided during the Spring semester
(January – May).