Cynthia Dahl

Practice Professor of Law; Director of Detkin IP and Technology Legal Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Cynthia Dahl is the Director of the Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic, a “teaching law firm” at Penn Law giving students the chance to help clients set and implement IP strategy. She specializes in the business applications of intellectual property and technology, and writes and speaks extensively around the country about teaching in this area. Before joining Penn Law, Cynthia was Senior IP Counsel for TruePosition, Inc. a Liberty Media-owned international wireless location company. While at TruePosition, she grew the company’s extensive patent portfolio and developed the IP portfolio of three related start-up ventures, drafted all manner of intellectual property agreements, and managed litigation and advocated in front of international standards bodies. Prior to working at TruePosition, she was a litigation associate at Holland and Hart LLP and Pennie and Edmonds LLP. Before launching her legal career, she counseled artists at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York, and held several jobs in policy and the press, including working for Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ) and Nina Totenberg at National Public Radio.

As Detkin Clinic director, she works closely with the Penn Center for Innovation and Penn Law’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition.

Twitter – @PennIPClinic

Past Appearances

Mind Your Business, with the Wharton SBDC: March 1, 2018

Hosts Loren Feldman and Celeste Corrado are joined by Cynthia Dahl (Practice Professor of Law; Director of Detkin IP and Technology Legal Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Law School) on the Thursday, March 1, 2018 edition of Mind Your Business, with the Wharton SBDC.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mind Your Business, with the Wharton SBDC: August 10, 2017

Hosts Loren Feldman and Celeste Corrado are joined by Cynthia Dahl (Practice Professor of Law; Director of Detkin IP and Technology Legal Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Law School) on the Thursday, August 10, 2017 edition of Mind Your Business, with the Wharton SBDC.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Spotlight

On Wharton Business Radio

Knowledge@Wharton: September 5, 2019 Episode Featured ImageKnowledge@Wharton: September 5, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Rachael Garrett (Assistant Professor, ETH Zurich), Robert Walker (Professor of Latin American Studies and Geography, University of Florida), and Cynthia Dahl (Practice Professor of Law; Director of Detkin IP and Technology Legal Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Law School) on the Thursday, September 5, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

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