Students in this clinic provide advice and legal assistance to individuals and entities in the areas of entrepreneurship and intellectual property.

The clinic handles a wide variety of matters for start-up and small businesses and non-profit organizations, with half of the students focusing on business/transactional matters and the other half focusing on intellectual property matters.

Students in this clinic provide legal assistance to clients in the following types of matters, among others:

  • Forming business entities and assisting with tax structure
  • Drafting documents governing the operations of an organization
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
  • Counseling and drafting documents protecting copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret rights
  • Drafting contracts for business transactions involving intellectual property

The clinic participates in the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Through this program, eligible students are able to obtain limited recognition with the USPTO to file patent applications, respond to office actions, and communicate with USPTO examiners.

Prospective Clients: Please click here for information related to becoming a client of the Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic.

Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic Staff

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Salvatore Gianino Headshot

Salvatore Gianino

Associate Professor of Practice; Director, Intellectual Property Clinic

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Jonathan Smith

Associate Professor of Practice; Director of the Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic