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Cynthia Dahl

Cynthia Laury Dahl

Practice Professor of Law, Detkin IP and Technology Legal Clinic

Cynthia Dahl is the Director of the Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic, a “teaching law firm” at Penn Carey Law giving students the chance to help clients set and implement IP strategy.

She specializes in the business applications of intellectual property and technology and writes and speaks extensively around the country about teaching in this area.

Before joining Penn Carey Law, Dahl was Senior IP Counsel for TruePosition, Inc. a Liberty Media-owned international wireless location company. While at TruePosition, she grew the company’s extensive patent portfolio and developed the IP portfolios of three related start-up ventures, handled transactional intellectual property deals, and managed litigation and advocated in front of international standards bodies.

Prior to working at TruePosition, Dahl was a litigation associate at Holland and Hart LLP and Pennie and Edmonds LLP. Before launching her legal career, she counseled artists at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York, and held several jobs in policy and the press, including working for Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ) and Nina Totenberg at National Public Radio.

As Detkin Clinic director, she works closely with the Penn Center for Innovation and Penn Carey Law’s Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition.