The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic (“IPEC”) provides you with the opportunity to work with high-tech startup companies and local small businesses on a variety of IP and business-related issues. The clinic participates in the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Law School Clinic Certification Program, giving students limited recognition to practice before the USPTO for purposes of filing patent and trademark applications while working in the clinic under the supervision of faculty members who are licensed attorneys.
In the clinic, you will also counsel clients on protecting information as trade secrets, draft nondisclosure agreements, and assist clients with filing copyright registrations. In addition, you will assist clients with a variety of business law matters, such as forming Maryland limited liability companies and corporations and preparing various contracts and licenses. Through interacting with entrepreneurs and startups and working in their midst, you will develop sensitivity and expertise in dealing with the unique challenges faced by emerging companies and small businesses.
Below you will find organizations that have supported the work of IPEC. Their financial support has helped sustain, grow, and evolve the capacity and reach of our faculty and students who serve the Baltimore community through intellectual property assistance and research.
Baltimore is an excellent location for IPEC because it is a vibrant entrepreneurial community growing out of the University, artists in the area, and a host of small businesses providing consumer products and services.