Intellectual Property Law

Why Intellectual Property (IP) Law?

The University of San Diego School of Law’s strong and growing intellectual property program provides students with the academic foundation and hands-on training that allows them to hit the ground running in today’s lightning fast, innovation-driven environment.

Courses in IP

USD School of Law has built a strong, core academic program led by Lyle L. Jones Professor of Innovation and Competitive Law David McGowan, along with seven full-time faculty members and numerous adjunct professors who bring many years of experience practicing patent law at the highest level.

Experience in IP

USD makes it possible for students focusing on IP law to put their academic training into practice before graduation:

Careers in IP

Students benefit from USD School of Law’s successful history of career placement both regionally and nationally.

Spotlight on IP

In San Diego, nearly a quarter of attorneys who practice intellectual property law are USD School of Law graduates, including QUALCOMM Vice Chairman Steve Altman, ’86, and Executive Vice President and Group President Derek Aberle, ‘96.


Law Student Affairs
Warren Hall, Room 218
Phone: (619) 260-4651
Fax: (619) 260-7715


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