Bruce Jacoby joined the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic faculty in 2012. Prior to beginning his teaching career, Professor Jacoby, the holder of a J.D. and intellectual property certificate from UConn Law, worked as an associate at Wiggin and Dana LLP’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in New Haven, where he focused on trademark and copyright issues, researching and drafting various licensing agreements, consulting on portfolio management, and negotiating dispute resolutions. While at the firm, he also did pro bono work for Lawyers for Children America, representing children in abuse and neglect proceedings.
Upon leaving Wiggin and Dana in 2006, Professor Jacoby worked as a solo practitioner and independent contractor, specializing in cases involving copyright infringement, corporate veil-piercing, fraudulent transfers, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and theft of trade secrets. Before turning to a career in the law, Professor Jacoby, who earned a B.A. in communications and languages from Friends World College, spent 25 years as a filmmaker, freelance writer and creative director. He is the author of eight stage plays, three screenplays and many feature articles, and the recipient of numerous awards for his filmstrips, documentary films and plays.
As a member of the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic faculty, Professor Jacoby, who is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the Southern District of New York, teaches and supervises students representing individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations in a broad range of intellectual property and related law issues.