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The Small Business Law Center

A combination of two clinics that provide a full array of transaction services for small businesses and independent inventors.

The Non-Profit & Small Business Law Clinic

The Non-Profit & Small Business Law Clinic helps clients to form a business and complete many of the critical tasks to enable a small business or non-profit organization to operate. The clinic’s services include:

  • General Business Advice
  • Business Formation
  • Contract Review and Negotiation
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Non-profit Tax Exemption
  • Independent Contractor and Employment Issues
  • Permitting and Licensing

The Patent Clinic & The Trademark Clinic

The Patent & Trademark Clinic helps small businesses and independent inventors to apply for and register patents, trademarks, and service marks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The clinic’s services include:

  • Client Counseling on Intellectual Property Matters
  • Invention Disclosure Interview
  • Patentability & Trademark Clearance Searches and Opinions
  • Patent & Trademark Application Preparation, Filing & Prosecution to Issuance 
  • Patent & Trademark Application Appeals of Applications Filed by the Clinic