Mitchell Hamline’s Patent Law program is well recognized with a decades-long history of producing successful, leading graduates. It offers a broad array of courses, directed first to providing students with the theory, concepts and connections of the law, and then to exploring increasingly specialized topics and practice areas. The Patent Law program has strong connections with law firms, corporations, and the USPTO, providing educational enrichment, networking, and employment opportunities. Among the program’s many accomplishments, its patent law clinic was one of the very first in the nation to be certified by the USPTO, and a program professor played an integral role in the creation of the USPTO’s Patent Pro Bono Program. Program faculty come from rich and varied practice experiences, and they are committed to teaching both the theory and the day-to-day details of practice–and how each shapes and drives the other.