Intellectual Property Law Classes

  • Credits for concentration: 18
  • Grade point average in concentration courses of 2.5 is required in order to obtain the Concentration
  • Recognition: Certificate and transcript notation
  • To receive the concentration, you must submit an application during Spring Semester of your graduating year. Applications are due by April 1 of your graduating year.

Required Courses (at least 6 credits)

  • Copyright Law
  • Intellectual Property Survey
  • Patent Law
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark Law

Electives (12 credits) 

Intellectual Property Electives
  • Biotech Patent Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Innovation and Legal Policy
  • Cyberspace Law
  • Intellectual Property and Antitrust
  • Intellectual Property and Business
  • Intellectual Property Seminar
  • Intellectual Property Survey
  • International Intellectual Property
  • IP Law Speaker Series
  • IP Strategies
  • Media Law
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Law Policy
  • Patent Litigation I
  • Patent Litigation II
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Survey of Pharmaceutical Law and Policy
  • Taxation of Intellectual Property*
  • Technology Transfers: Legal Practice
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark Law
  • Trademark Seminar
  • Any intellectual property class with the course subject code LWIP

You may elect a maximum of 3 credits from the following to count toward the concentration. The work in these placements must be IP-related:

  • Corporate Counsel Internship (through Spring 2016)
  • Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Internship Program (through Spring 2016)
  • Intellectual Property Law Clinic (through Spring 2016)
  • Tech Entrepreneur Law Clinic (through Spring 2016)
  • Corporate Counsel Externship (starting Summer 2016)
  • Intellectual Property Externship (starting Summer 2016)
  • Corporate Tech Externship (starting Summer 2016)

For the following electives, only ONE course may count toward the Concentration:

  • Antitrust
  • Art Law
  • Business Torts
  • High Technology Start-ups

Note: Please plan carefully. Some courses have prerequisites. Courses may not be offered each year. Some courses and clinics have limited enrollment.

*Advanced Tax course: Enrollment of JD students must be approved by Graduate and International Programs (Warren Hall 207).


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