Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic – 7088
The IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic is a one-semester course (Fall Semester – 2 Credits). Students will attend class weekly and each class session involves a mixture of lecture, interviewing and counseling exercises, and writing exercises. The lectures cover core legal topics and questions frequently encountered in an IP and entrepreneurship related legal practice in order to prepare students for interactions with clients. At least three classes consist of drop-in workshops where student attorneys interview limited-representation clients, and engage in problem solving and counseling during the course of each workshop. Each workshop will be followed by in-class roundtable discussions of intellectual property issues encountered and the counseling given. Evaluation of student performance turns on classroom engagement, participation, performance in oral and written exercises, and attendance at workshops.
The clinic will not take on cases or establish on-going client relationships. Instead, students will meet with clients at workshops where the clients will sign an Acknowledgement of Limited Representation. Most of the work will occur at the workshop. Depending on the complexity of the matters presented, clients may opt to return to a later workshop, or they may be referred elsewhere for representation.
Enrollment is limited to six (6) students.
PREREQUISITES: Students taking the IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic must have already passed or be simultaneously enrolled in one of the following courses: Patents (6224), Trademarks (6608), Copyright (6613), or Intellectual Property Survey (6603).