IP and Entrepreneurship in an Evolving Economy: A Case Study

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION IN EVOLVING ECONOMIES: THE ROLE OF LAW, Megan Carpenter, ed., 2012

Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2012-2012

16 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2011 Last revised: 15 May 2012

Michael Risch

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Date Written: July 16, 2011

Abstract

What if you built an intellectual property clinic and hardly anyone came? This brief book chapter is a case study of the first two years of a new entrepreneurship law clinic in an evolving economy: West Virginia. While the clinic had entrepreneurial clients, those clients had developed little intellectual property.

This chapter takes a closer look at the chicken-and-egg problem of knowledge development in an evolving economy, and concludes that law clinics can only support IP growth - they cannot create it on their own. The chapter then generalizes from the experience to suggest ways that law clinics can support their entrepreneurial communities while assisting in intellectual property growth.

The chapter and book are part of the Creativity and the Law series.

Keywords: IP, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, law clinic, growth, economy

Suggested Citation

Risch, Michael, IP and Entrepreneurship in an Evolving Economy: A Case Study (July 16, 2011). ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION IN EVOLVING ECONOMIES: THE ROLE OF LAW, Megan Carpenter, ed., 2012; Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2012-2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1887029

Michael Risch (Contact Author)

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law ( email )

299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/law/academics/faculty/Facultyprofiles/MichaelRisch.html

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