Intellectual Property Clinic will help determine patent protection eligibility.


intellectual-propertyPenn State Law is tentatively scheduled to open the Intellectual Property Clinic in the fall of 2016.

The clinic, which is still in a developmental phase, will provide counseling with respect to whether certain inventions are eligible for patent protection, the protection of trade secrets and the registration of trademarks and copyrights.

Catherine Kurtz Gowen, a patent attorney with 25 years of practice experience, recently joined the Penn State Law faculty to direct the IPC. She served 22 years as patent counsel at Johnson & Johnson,...

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