Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic students represent individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organizations in a broad range of intellectual property (patent, trademark, and copyright) and related business law issues. The clinical experience provides intensive training in both the relevant law and practical skills relevant to intellectual property law practice.
The clinic's law students are involved in all aspects of client matters, including but not limited to conducting interviews, legal research, and drafting documents. Under the guidance of supervising attorneys, they have advised clients regarding numerous legal issues including patent, trademark and copyright searches/clearances and applications; licenses and related contract drafting; nondisclosure and employee confidentiality agreements, and business entity formation. A scientific or engineering background is not required. Prerequisite: Intellectual Property (LAW 7715) or Patent Law (LAW 7716) or Trademark Law (LAW 7939). The seminar class is held on the law school campus, however, students will be required to spend to work out of the clinic's office in East Hartford.