Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship
The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at the University of Connecticut's School of Law provides students with the unique opportunity to counsel Connecticut's innovators on an extensive range of intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret) and related business law issues.
Since the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic opened its doors in January 2007, it has assisted (or is presently assisting) more than 220 clients, hailing from all eight counties in Connecticut and representing more than 85 different cities and towns. Under the guidance of supervising attorneys, the Clinic's students are involved in all aspects of client matters, including but not limited to conducting interviews, performing legal research, drafting documents, and interacting with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office. The Clinic has advised clients regarding numerous legal issues, including patent searches and applications; trademark clearances and applications; copyright and trademark licensing; and nondisclosure, consulting, and employee agreements.
In July of 2008, the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic was honored as one of six law school clinics in the nation selected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to participate in a two-year pilot program under which law students are granted limited recognition to practice law (while under attorney supervision) before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic's participation in this program has been extended continuously since that time.
The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic combines three of the finest traditions at the University of Connecticut's School of Law—its broad-based commitment to clinical education, its innovative approach to the study of intellectual property law, and its dedication to serving the people of Connecticut.
To learn more, contact the clinic at email@example.com.
Recent Homepage Highlights
On May 21, Professor Richard A. Wilson will present "International Law of Speech Crimes" as part of a series of guest lectures at the International Criminal Court, The Netherlands.
On May 20, the Law School's Insurance Law Center will present a symposium on Lawyers Professional Liability. The event is being presented in cooperation with the Hartford Chapter of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.
On May 17, Professor Richard Pomp will be a presenter at the 10th Annual New Mexico Tax Policy Conference in Albuquerque.
On May 15, Professor Darcy Kirk will be the luncheon speaker at the annual meeting of the New Jersey Law Librarians Association where she will update the group on the activities of the Association of American Law Libraries (AALL). Kirk currently serves as president of the AALL.
Professor Richard A. Wilson will deliver three talks in Oslo, Norway on May 14 and 15 including "Gangster's Paradise? Framing Crime in Sub-Saharan Africa" at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo.
On May 10, Professor Bethany Berger will moderate a discussion at the Progressive Property 2013 faculty workshop at the Loyola University, New Orleans, College of Law.