Samuel L. Taylor

Clinical Instructor

Assistant Director, Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic

BA, University of Pennsylvania
JD, Boston University School of Law

Areas of Interest
Intellectual Property

Samuel Taylor (’12) joined Boston University School of Law as clinical instructor and assistant director of the Entrepreneurship & IP Clinic in 2017. He works with the clinic director to oversee and instruct students in the clinic and expand the clinic’s reach in the BU and MIT communities.

Taylor, who is a graduate of BU Law, spent five years as an IP attorney in Boston, first at WGBH, then at Holland & Knight LLP and Gunderson Dettmer LLP. He represented clients in software, technology, biotech, government, entertainment, and real estate, working on IP licensing matters, business agreements, early and late stage investments, mergers and acquisitions, and trademark and copyright applications and enforcement.

While he was a student at BU Law, he created Promoter, an online business model that rewards fans for promoting music. His project was one of three finalists in the 2012 Rethink Music Genesis Project competition to create innovative business models for the music industry. Taylor also served as a legal intern at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and at the Law Offices of Vinca Jarrett and Associates, where he negotiated and drafted contracts for clients in the film and music industries.

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