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Detkin Intellectual Property & Technology Legal Clinic

The Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic (“DIPTC”) immerses students in a transactional interdisciplinary intellectual property (IP) law practice.

How Clients Apply

Intake for Fall 2024 is now open.

Please complete the online application to be considered for the Fall 2024 semester. The DIPTC is accepting client applications on a rolling basis through early September 2024.

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Information for Students

The DIPTC is a teaching law firm that allows students to directly service clients under the close supervision of licensed attorneys. The DIPTC provides pro bono (free) transactional patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and privacy counsel to individuals, and non-profit and for-profit ventures in science, technology, business, and the arts.

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“Intellectual Property to Change the World:” Alumni and Clients on the Impact of the DIPTC

Areas of Law

The DIPTC offers a variety of transactional intellectual property legal counsel to its clients.

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Helpful Resources

Intellectual Property FAQs

Read our answers to frequently asked questions about intellectual property

Intellectual Property for Startups

Clinic Director Cynthia Dahl discusses the top intellectual property mistakes for startups, and how to avoid them.

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Why You Should Protect Your Intellectual Property

At “This Is Small Business,” Practice Prof. Cynthia Dahl offers her insights and shares resources to help you protect your intellectual property.

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Intellectual Property to Change the World

In the Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic, future intellectual property lawyers hone their skills while helping clients grow ideas that change the world.

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Fair Use in Visual Arts

Practice Prof. Cynthia Dahl writes that the Andy Warhol SCOTUS decision “has wider implications for other art forms, like music and adaptions of literary works.”

Cynthia Dahl

Prof. Cynthia Dahl explains the Taylor Swift copyright controversy

Dahl notes that most recording artists in a similar position as Swift regarding copyrights – “and maybe it’s time for that to change.”

Clinic Faculty

Cynthia Laury Dahl

Practice Professor of Law, Detkin IP and Technology Legal Clinic