Scalia Spotlights

Scalia Law School’s New Innovation Law Clinic Supports the Emerging Tech Sector in the DMV

Professor Sean O’Connor
Professor Sean O’Connor

As the Dulles high tech corridor grows and Maryland’s biotech sector expands, the DMV continues to draw technology titans like Amazon to the region. Professor O’Connor, Executive Director of the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, leads Scalia Law’s Innovation Law Clinic. Under his supervision, Innovation Law Clinic students support the innovators creating solutions to some of the world’s most intractable problems. These students are gaining the necessary skills to pursue their profession in a world where technology impacts nearly every area of the law.

About Sean O’Connor

Before joining Scalia Law School, Sean O’Connor was Boeing International Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law. His research focuses on intellectual property and business law with regard to start-ups and commercializing technology and arts innovation. Professor O’Connor received his law degree from Stanford Law School and a master’s degree in philosophy from Arizona State University. He is currently completing a book, The Means of Innovation: Creation, Control, Method+ology, and serving as Editor for a new Handbook of Music Law & Policy, both to be published by Oxford University Press.