The Center for Law and Biosciences recently partnered with the University of Utah’s Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) to provide fellowships to two law students per year who are interested in working at the intersection of patent law and biotechnology. Our CMI Fellows provide support to student teams participating in the Bench-to-Bedside competition, a popular University program that encourages innovation in solving clinical problems. The teams develop medical device concepts, evaluated the intellectual property landscape, prototyped a design, and constructed a business plan. Throughout the six-month competition, our CMI Fellows educate team members on patent law and policy, explain patent strategies related to team inventions, and draft and file provisional patent applications for a small number of teams. In doing so, the CMI Fellows experience real client interactions and provide important patent-related services to inventors working on the frontier of biotechnology. At the same time, they participate in the life of the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences by contributing to discussions, presentations, and the Center’s blog. This exciting joint venture positions the CMI Fellows as valuable members of the University and College of Law communities and beyond.