Jennifer Urban came to the Samuelson Clinic from Venture Law Group,
where her practice focused on intellectual property transactions for
emerging growth companies. Her Clinic work includes such projects as the
Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, amicus brief work and various projects
related to open source licensing. She recently negotiated a settlement for
an online consumer group that was sued for defamation and trade libel by an
RV manufacturer over a posted consumer complaint.
Urban is presently serving on the University of California Open Source
Committee, which was created to examine the possibility of including the
release of university work under open source or other public licenses in the
U.C. Berkeley intellectual property polices.
Urban is a Boalt alum. While studying here as a student, she served as the
Berkeley Technology Law Review's Annual Review Editor. The Annual Review of
Law and Technology is an annual joint publication of BTLJ and the Berkeley
Center for Law and Technology that summarizes and comments on intellectual
property law developments over the past year.
Urban's fellowship is generously underwritten by Venture Law Group through
VLG's innovative Community Service Fellowship Program, which grants
year-long fellowships to VLG associates who desire to serve in the public
interest or educational arenas.