The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently granted the University of Miami School of Law’s Startup Practicum formal certification so that its students can appear directly before the USPTO on behalf of their clients in trademark and patent applications. Miami Law is one of only 26 law schools in the nation, and the only one in the state of Florida, to receive this certification from the USPTO.
Miami partner Daniel Barsky, along with Miami Law Professor Dan Ravicher, Friedland Vining partner Jamie Vining, and Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP of counsel Amy Foust, will co-supervise Miami Law students appearing before the USPTO.
In addition to providing Miami Law students with experience practicing directly before the USPTO, clients of the Startup Practicum will also receive benefits from its certification. For example, the Startup Practicum can ask that two patent applications per semester be given priority review by the USPTO, meaning they will be acted on months, if not years, earlier than they would otherwise.
“The USPTO’s admission process was strict and extensive for the past year. As an alumnus and faculty member, I couldn’t be more proud of our accomplishment,” said Daniel. “This is an outstanding achievement for the University, providing our students with invaluable experience while creating an excellent resource for the inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs of greater Miami.”
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About Daniel J. Barsky
Daniel Barsky is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP where he is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He regularly represents clients in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters. Daniel is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and regularly prosecutes patents, trademarks, and copyrights for clients. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law where he teaches patent litigation.