July 30, 2014 – UCLA School of Law was one of 19 law schools selected today by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to join the USPTO’s Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program. The law school was selected for both the Patent and Trademark portions of the program, which will begin this fall as part of the law school’s Clinical Program. The program enables law students to gain real-world experience practicing patent and trademark law before the USPTO under the guidance of a clinic supervisor. Students in the program can expect to draft and file patent and trademark applications, and gain experience answering Office Actions and communicating with patent examiners and trademark examining attorneys for the applications they have filed. UCLA Law was chosen for the program based on the law school’s solid intellectual property curricula, pro bono services to the public, and community networking and outreach.