Entrepreneurship & Innovation
The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic gives students the opportunity to provide legal services to start-up companies, small businesses, non-profits, and individuals. The clinic works with clients in counseling for a product plan or business organization; licensing; employee and contractor agreements; intellectual property; financing and venture capital; planning and negotiation; dispute resolution; and generalized assistance in business formation, planning, and strategy.
In particular, the EILC will support a variety of business plan competitions:
- the WVU Business Plan Competition
- the Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge
- the Idea Challenge
- the App Challenge, and
- the Transtech energy conference business plan competition.
If you would like to inquire about engaging the services of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic please download the EILC Intake Form (PDF) fill out and mail to:
West Virginia University
College of Law
Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
P.O. Box 6130
Morgantown, WV 26506-6130
ATTN: Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Students Provide Advocacy on 24 projects
Among recent legal representation, the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic student-attorneys successfully organized eighteen business entities, assisted twelve organizations obtain IRS tax-exempt recognition and filed 24 trademark registration applications, oppositions and responses. These legal services were provided to West Virginia entrepreneurs and small businesses. The clinic was also awarded a grant from the Benedum Foundation to establish a WVU program to assist students in protecting and commercializing intellectual property. Under the program, student-inventors may seek support in business formation and intellectual property assessment and protection, with the goal of commercialization.