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

Wayne State University Law School's Patent Procurement Law Clinic's open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, is for anyone who is an inventor, or a business thinking about getting a patent, or a student interested in patent law.

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

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.

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

Published: Fri, Feb 1, 2013