Law 760 - Patent Clinic

Eugene K. Chong

Eugene K. Chong

Lecturer in Law
B.S. UC San Diego, 2004
J.D. UCLA, 2007
M.S. Cal State Los Angeles, 2012
Course Description:

The Patent and Trademark Clinics at UCLA School of Law teach students how to file applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The clinics offer such limited legal services on a pro bono basis to entrepreneurs, small business, start-ups, and non-profits that do not have the means to hire an attorney to advise them.

Students who participate in the Patent Clinic will interview and communicate with clients, take initial patent disclosures, conduct a preliminary novelty search, render a patentability opinion, prepare a provisional or non-provisional patent application when appropriate, draft Office action responses, conduct examiner interviews when appropriate, review and finalize a patent application with the client, and file the application with the USPTO.  A licensed California attorney with USPTO registration will provide students guidance but students will have primary responsibility for their cases.

Clinic participation requires enrollment and participation in weekly class meetings that focus on the lawyering skills and substantive law necessary to effectively represent clients. In addition to discussing client interviewing and counseling techniques, students will also focus on substantive and procedural areas of law that are relevant to students’ cases and to patents in general, including issues of professional responsibility.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Eugene Chong 16F 760 LEC 1 T 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 Yes No
  Pre- or co-requisite: Law 306. Patent Law or Law 307. Intelectual Property. Experiential course enrollment is through aseparate application process; deadline is June 27, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU
Eugene Chong 17S 760 LEC 1 T 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 3.0 Yes No
  Prerequisite: Law 306 Patent Law or Law 307 Intellectual Property. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline June 27, noon. See: ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2016 LEC 1
Binder et al. Lawyers As Counselors: A Client-Centered Approach  3rd ed.  
ISBN: 9780314194916. West Academic Publishing. REQUIRED $99.25
Slusky, Ronald D. Invention Analysis And Claiming : A Patent Lawyer's Guide  2nd ed.  
ISBN: 9781614385615. American Bar Association. REQUIRED $139.95
Textbook for Spring 2017 LEC 1
Binder et al. Lawyers As Counselors: A Client-Centered Approach  3rd ed.  
ISBN: 9780314194916. West Academic Publishing. REQUIRED $99.25
Slusky, Ronald D. Invention Analysis And Claiming : A Patent Lawyer's Guide  2nd ed.  
ISBN: 9781614385615. American Bar Association. REQUIRED $139.95