Legal Office Hours





The USC Stevens Legal Office Hours Program provides complimentary legal assistance, counseling and information materials to all USC innovators (faculty, staff, students and alumni) and USC-related start-up companies. Our services are on-campus and are provided by qualified outside corporate and intellectual property attorneys.

Topics for legal counseling include, but are not limited to:

  • Patent searches and provisional/non-provisional patent applications
  • Patent processing
  • Patent protection
  • IP ownership
  • Trademark and Copyright applications
  • Drafting articles of incorporation
  • Drafting bylaws for Corporations (for profit and non-profit)
  • Contract drafting and contract review
  • Creating Limited Liability Companies and Corporations
  • Reviewing business plans

The attorneys are available by appointment only on the second Wednesday of every month between 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (Intellectual Property Law) and the third Tuesday of every month between 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Corporate Law).

An intake form must be completed prior to scheduling an appointment. Please complete the intake form and submit it to

To learn more about the program, contact