​Center for Intellectual Property Law and Markets

The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Markets trains students in the fundamentals of intellectual property (IP) laws and in the ways clients use IP rights to compete in real-world markets.

USD's focus on the role of IP rights in markets distinguishes it from other, more traditional IP centers. It also provides a forum where lawyers, clients, judges and policymakers can share ideas about IP doctrines and policies. The center's policy workshops also provide opportunities for students and community members to engage in discussions about current IP policy issues, focusing on the intersection between economic analysis and IP policy.


David McGowan
Lyle L. Jones Professor of Competition and Innovation Law

Ted Sichelman
Professor of Law

Faculty Members

Orly Lobel
Professor of Law

Shawn Miller
Professor in Residence 

Lisa P. Ramsey
Professor of Law

Thomas A. Smith
Professor of Law

Dov Fox
Professor of Law

Adjunct Faculty Members

Matthew Bresnahan
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Elisabeth Eisner
Adjunct Professor

Roy Hoffinger
Adjunct Professor

George Lasezkay
Horizon Pharma Group

Todd G. Miller
Fish & Richardson P.C.

Stan Panikowski
DLA Piper

Joseph Reisman
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP


Dana Robinson
Adjunct Professor

Mike M. Rosen
Fish & Richardson P.C.

Marcel Saucet
Adjunct Professor

Leonard R. Svensson
Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch LLP

Sam Tahmassebi
Adjunct Professor

Martin Voet
Adjunct Professor