There is a new IP Clinic program headed by Techlaw, LLP partner Dana Robinson and Professor Ted Sichelman of the USD School of Law. The program is based on the same principles as the already successful Entrepreneurship Tech Clinic that the law school has been running in partnership with Connect for the past few years.
This is a great opportunity for attorneys and firms to become involved in pro bono matters run through the IP Law Clinic.
The new IP Clinic puts students under the supervision of local law firms, where they will do work for pro bono clients that come through the IP Clinic (or come from the firm’s pro bono activities). It is a great way for law firms to bring in clients that may start as pro bono, but could convert to regular clients as their venture grows into a successful business or obtains investment funding. It is also a great way to vet students who work at no charge, and could turn into great law clerks later.