Patent Clinic to host open house for inventors, businesses, students

January 30, 2013

Whether you’re an inventor or a business thinking about getting a patent or a student interested in patent law, the Wayne State University Law School’s Patent Procurement Law Clinic’s open house set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 21 is for you.

Learn about what the clinic can do for you with free legal services, and speak to students to learn about their experiences with the clinic. The event is open to all free of charge. No reservations or registration are required.

The open house will take place at the Law School, 471 W. Palmer St., Detroit. Call (313) 577-8859 to learn more.

Wayne Law developed the patent clinic last year, and it’s the only school in Michigan — and among only 25 law schools nationwide — chosen by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a participating clinic certified for the office’s pilot program. Selected schools were praised for their intellectual property law curriculum, their outreach to the community and their comprehensive client services.

“Not only is the clinic educating students, but it is also stimulating the local economy by providing free legal services to startup companies who otherwise would not be able to hire an attorney,” said patent attorney Christopher Darrow, a 2000 Wayne Law alumnus who was instrumental in developing the clinic.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 29,000 students.