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Jennifer Urban

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Jennifer Urban

UC Berkeley School of Law, Advisory Board Member

Jennifer M. Urban is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Her clinical work and research address the ways values such as free expression, freedom to innovate, and privacy are mediated by technology, the laws that govern technology, and private ordering systems. Together with Professor Jason Schultz, she invented the Defensive Patent License- a novel open license that helps innovators network patents into mutually beneficial defensive shields.

Prior to Berkeley Law, Professor Urban taught at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, where she founded and directed the USC Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic. Prior to joining the USC faculty in 2004, she was the Samuelson Clinic’s first fellow. Prior to that, she was an attorney with the Venture Law Group in Silicon Valley. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in biological science (concentration in neurobiology and behavior) and from Berkeley Law with a J.D. (intellectual property certificate). She was the Annual Review of Law and Technology editor while a student at Berkeley Law, and received the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003.