The United States Patent and Trademark Office certifies Florida International University College of Law’s New Patent Law Clinic.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has granted the Florida International University College of Law approval to participate in the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Program. August 2018 will serve as the Patent Law Clinic’s launch date.

Under the supervision of two experienced attorneys, participating students enrolled in the Patent Law Clinic will practice intellectual property law under the supervision of an experienced attorney, before the USPTO.

Alums, Professor David W. Barman and Mr. Christian Sanchelima will serve as supervising attorneys, delivering both the direct representational and instructional components of the program.

This new experiential learning opportunity complements the law school’s existing Intellectual Property Certificate Program managed by Professor Hannibal Travis (Director) and Professor Janewa Osei-Tutu (Associate Director).  For more information:

“FIU Law’s patent clinic will innovatively assist with meeting the needs of South Florida’s business, science, research, and technology communities.  Moreover, the Patent Law Clinic is another indicator of FIU Law’s commitment to graduating law students who are meaningfully-prepared for the practice’s expectations, entering the profession successfully.” – Senior Associate Dean Michelle Mason