Client Application

Introduction to the I.P. Clinic

Welcome to the Intellectual Property (I.P.) Clinic at Lincoln Law School of San Jose. The I.P. Clinic trains students who, in turn, provide patent and/or trademark services to the community without legal cost. Potential I.P. Clinic services include client interviews, patentability/registerability search, application drafting, Office Action responses, and/or Examiner interviews as needed.

Information on Services

TIMING RESTRICTIONS: The I.P. Clinic accepts new clients submission and provides services consistent with the following schedule:

September 1 - October 31 Application Submission Window
November 1 - November 30 Application Review Period
By December 31 Notification of Status (acceptance or denial)
January - May Clinic Services Provided (for accepted clients)

SUBMISSION RESTRICTIONS: To apply for services, the I.P. Clinic accepts applications only during the months of September-October. If an application is submitted outside of this window, it will not be processed. 

GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS: 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 I.P. Clinic does not impose any geographic restrictions.

CLINIC FEES: Note that although the I.P. Clinic does not charge any service fee for its services, there is an non-refundable administrative fee of: $25 for review of the application, and $75 for clients who are accepted.

Request for Services Form