Shook Attorney Helps Guide Next Generation of Patent Attorneys

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Attorney Amy Foust, along with other attorneys, will mentor and supervise Miami Law students for the school’s Startup Practicum. Participating students will be able to appear directly before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on behalf of their clients in trademark and patent applications. The Practicum gained formal certification from the USPTO, which made Miami Law one of only twenty-six law schools in the nation – and the only law school in Florida -- to receive this certification for both trademarks and patents.

“This certification is a win for everyone—inventors and entrepreneurs gain access to more IP services, students get deeper experience before graduation, the law school gets a shiny gold star for its IP program, and our community gets the benefit of expanded support for new ideas and new businesses with the economic growth they bring,” said Shook Attorney and co-supervisor of the practicum, Amy Foust.

Foust is a Board Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Florida Bar), and often represents clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the USPTO.

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