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The following is a list of clinics operated at law schools in the United States that provide assistance to entrepreneurs and innovators.
This section highlights upcoming events that include opportunities for dialogue on intersections of law and entrepreneurship.
The U.S. law of social enterprise is growing rapidly. Since 2008, one-half of all U.S. states have modified their business law to establish special legal forms designed for social enterprise. Meanwhile, even with twenty-five states adopting special laws for social enterprise, the legal debate surrounding social enterprise continues. Rather than rehashing that debate, this essay sets forth the author’s personal perspective on the role and utility of social enterprise. The essay argues that, except in limited circumstances, social enterprise is superior to traditional philanthropy when it comes to solving longstanding humanitarian or environmental problems. U.S. business law thus should continue to evolve to facilitate social enterprise.
Citations of recent publications on the intersection of law and entrepreneurship will be posted here.
Why aren’t there more patent agents? Most engineering and science graduates are eligible to sit for the patent bar and become registered Patent Agents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, but relatively few of them do. More non-lawyers working in patent prosecution could lower costs and, therefore, a significant barrier for small businesses and entrepreneurs to securing their ideas and inventions. This article explores the requirements for and resources available to non-lawyers that have interest in patent practice.
This Employment Issues section provides a list of legal resource materials including books, articles, online and other resources related to the topic of Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs and Small Business.
This section provides a list of business resource materials including books, articles, online and other resources related to the topic of Social Entrepreneurship.
This section provides a list of business resource materials including books, articles, online and other resources related to the topic of Women in Entrepreneurship.
This sections contains contact information for the 19 Kauffman Campuses. Under a program launched in December of 2003, and as part of its many initiatives in entrepreneurship education, the Kauffman Foundation has directly sponsored interdisciplinary programs at 19 institutions of higher education. A detailed description of the “Kauffman Campuses” program, including executive summaries of the goals and operations of many of the participating schools, can be found at http://www.kauffman.org/entrepreneurship/kauffman-campuses.aspx
This section contains links to governmental online resources and links to websites of some nonprofit foundations and organizations that may provide funding for research, curriculum design and community outreach.
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