Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic receives an award

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – A clinic at the West Virginia University College of Law clinic has been honored for its work in entrepreneurial assistance.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic (EILC) was recently presented with the 2015 Entrepreneurial Support of the Year award by TechConnectWV.

EILC gives law 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.

Founded in 2006, TechConnectWV is a statewide economic development organization dedicated to the advancement of science, technology, and the innovation economy in West Virginia. It is focused on four technology sectors: advanced energy, chemicals and advanced materials, biosciences, and biometrics. TechConnectWV works to grow and diversify West Virginia’s economy through innovation-based economic development.

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