IP Law Clinic Helps Deliver Breakthrough Patent


August 1, 2016

The UConn School of Law Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic (“IP Law Clinic”) is pleased to announce the issuance of US Patent No. 9357912 to Dr. Yan Zhang, of Vernon, Connecticut.  Dr. Zhang has been a client of the IP Law Clinic for several years.  During this time period, UConn law students working under the supervision of IP Law Clinic Faculty, assisted Dr. Zhang in preparing, filing and prosecuting his patent application before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). 

The patent deals with a noninvasive apparatus and method for evaluating certain biomechanical properties of eye tissue.

“I was very pleased with the cooperation, effort and attention to detail provided by the students and faculty at the IP Law Clinic.  An issued patent can open many doors for a new business endeavor” said Dr. Zhang.

The IP Law Clinic provides patent, trademark and copyright services to Connecticut’s innovators and entrepreneurs as part of an instructional and experiential learning program.  Services are provided by UConn law students under the supervision of experienced intellectual property attorneys who are faculty members.  For more information, contact iplawclinic@uconn.edu.