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International Intellectual Property Law Clinic

The International Intellectual Property (IP) Law Clinic is a truly unique clinical education initiative.  Building upon many years of successful collaboration between University of Windsor Law and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, the Clinic is one of only a few international clinical education programs in the world and is the first international intellectual property law clinic.  The Windsor-Detroit border is one of the busiest international gateways for the flow of goods and services, this clinical collaboration is one part of the revitalization of our local economy, turning the Windsor-Detroit connection into a gateway for ideas and innovation.

Students participating in the International IP Law Clinic will have the opportunity to practice IP law in an international context, including US and Canadian intellectual property law.  Students will work with real clients and will have the opportunity to conduct inventors’ interviews, complete searches, report search results and draft and prosecute applications.

The International IP Clinic courses are open to all upper year Detroit Mercy School of Law and Windsor Law students. Students may register either at Detroit Mercy Law or Windsor Law and receive course credit at either institution.

Students participating in the International IP Law Clinic will have the opportunity to practice IP law in an international context, including US and Canadian intellectual property law. Students will work with real clients and will have the opportunity to conduct inventors’ interviews, complete searches, report search results and draft and prosecute applications.

Students can register for Clinic courses, which are offered each year. Students who wish to simply volunteer their time in aiding the Clinic can email iplawclinic@uwindsor.ca.

Students earn credits for their contributions to the International IP Law Clinic by taking one of the Clinic courses or can simply volunteer their time and help out the Clinic in various capacities

Website www.internationalipclinic.com

 

Wissam Aoun

Clinic Director

Assistant Professor of Law, University of Detroit Mercy

Phone (313) 596-9847

Email aounwj@udmercy.edu

 

Erica Lyons

International Intellectual Property Clinic Coordinator

University of Windsor

Phone (519) 253-3000 ext. 2984

Email iplawclinic@uwindsor.ca

 

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