Jennifer M. Urban

Fellow, Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California

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.

Sessions by Conference

O'Reilly Open Source Software Convention 2002