Starting this fall, students at several law schools may file and prosecute patent and trademark applications as part of a two-year pilot program sponsored by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Source: IP Law360: Litigation, Policy & People News
See also the National Law Journal story “N.Y. Law School, patent office to extend pilot project to streamline exam process.”
New York Law School and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will extend and expand a year-long pilot project designed to streamline the patent examination process by opening it to scientific and technical experts. The law school also announced the launch of its new Center for Patent Innovations, headed by Mark Webbink, formerly the senior vice president and general counsel at Red Hat, the premier Linux and open source vendor.