The Intellectual Property Law Clinic (“IP Clinic”) at the University of San Diego School of Law provides law students the opportunity to engage in clinical work related to intellectual property. The program teams law students with local participating law firms to provide pro bono services to individuals and companies in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. Students work on responses to office actions, searches, provisional and utility patents, intellectual property transactions and intellectual property litigation. The IP Clinic feeds potential pro bono clients to the participating law firms. Students perform work for these clients under the supervision of the law firm.
The Technology Entrepreneurship Clinic provides USD law students hands-on, real world experience assisting new businesses. Students work side-by-side with respected practicing attorneys from IP law firms throughout the region to help San Diego CONNECT start-ups with corporate, intellectual property and employment legal needs.
The Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Internship Program allows students to earn academic credit for working in a law department of an entertainment or sports industry company, talent guild or trade association, or in the intellectual property law department of a company or trade association.
The law school’s IP concentrations offer JD and LLM students the opportunity to intensely focus their study in intellectual property law. The IP concentrations offer a rich selection of courses taught in large part by the center’s members, who are leading scholars and expert practitioners.