The DIPTC is a student capstone to Penn Carey Law’s robust intellectual property academics offerings. The DIPTC builds on Penn Carey Law’s curriculum in law and technology, and integrates with the programming of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, as well as the Penn Intellectual Property Group (PIPG), the student-run IP affinity group. The DIPTC also partners with the Business Resource and Innovation Center of the Free Library of Philadelphia to allow students to offer office hours to the public on topics in IP law.
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. The Clinic is groundbreaking in establishing a unique relationship with The Penn Center for Innovation (“PCI”) and tapping into the resources of Penn’s strong network of professional schools (including the Schools of Engineering, Medicine, Business [Wharton], Arts and Sciences, and other Penn departments and programs).
The Detkin Clinic was made possible by a generous gift from Peter Detkin EE’82, L’85, the noted IP entrepreneur and Founder and Vice Chairman of Intellectual Ventures, an invention investment firm, who currently serves on the Board of Overseers for Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The DIPTC offers a variety of transactional IP legal counsel to its clients, including the work listed below.