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In the Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic, students engage in hands-on representation of clients in cutting-edge matters involving IP (copyright and the DMCA, patent, and trademark) and other laws and technology policy advocacy that affect innovation, including AI regulation and accountability, online speech and content moderation, tech and racial justice, antitrust and competition, pharmaceutical regulation, privacy, cybersecurity, net neutrality, and much more.
Juelsgaard Clinic students draft amicus briefs for the Supreme Court or federal appellate and district courts, or pursue litigation in federal district court. Students submit detailed comments and live testimony in rulemaking proceedings before the FCC, Copyright Office, PTO, FDA, FTC, and other agencies. Students also work closely with clients to provide counseling and legal advice to help those clients solve complex tech, IP or other innovation-related legal, technical, and business problems. And students draft public-facing policy whitepapers or “best practices” documents to influence tech policy in ways that benefit innovators and innovation. In all our work, we engage with and seek to understand the role that race, racism, and structural inequality play in the development, deployment, use, and regulation of technology. Students work on cases and projects to advocate for antiracist policies, laws, and regulations throughout the tech sector.
Our clients are non-profits and advocacy organizations; groups of innovators, entrepreneurs, technology users/consumers, legal academics, computer scientists, or technologists; or sometimes individual entrepreneurs, startups, biohackers, media critics, or open-source advocates, among others. Our work ranges across tech areas such as internet/information technology, biotech, pharmaceuticals, and online speech and media. In all these activities, students are immersed in the vital role lawyers play in identifying and evaluating options for their clients and developing and presenting sophisticated written and oral arguments on their behalf to achieve their goals. The clinic experience helps students develop a rich set of skills, judgment, commitment to racial and social justice, professional identity, and doctrinal knowledge that they carry beyond SLS into their lives as lawyers and advocates.
Recent projects include over 25 amicus briefs to the Supreme Court (and several times traveling to Washington, DC, to attend oral arguments), plus amicus briefs to the Federal, DC, Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits and several federal district courts; and amicus submissions to the California Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Students filed major comments to the US Patent Office on diversity and representation in innovation, to the FTC and CFPB on bias in the use of AI tenant screening tools, to the USPTO on AI inventorship, to the FTC on a proposed ban on non-compete agreements, to the US NTIA on AI Accountability, to the Copyright Office on DMCA Section 512 and 1201 and software copyright, and to the FDA on genetic testing and personalized medicine. Students traveled to Copyright Office roundtables in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to present several rounds of live testimony. And they prepared and published public whitepapers aimed at tech startups explaining alternative, innovation-friendly patent licensing practices, and counseled numerous individual clients about fair use, first-sale and contractual issues, open source hardware and content licensing, innovative patent strategy, copyright and trademark registrations, and more.
For some of the most recent work by Juelsgaard Clinic students, see our student blog posts about their cases below.
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Brief Amici Curiae of 23 Copyright Law Professors in Support of Defendant's Objection to Magistrate's Recommendation in Warner Records Inc., et al, Plaintiffs, v. Charter Communications Inc., Defendant