​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

Mark Abumeri
Leica Biosystems

Michaal Amon
Fish & Richardson

Matthew Bresnahan
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Kayla Jimenez
S&L US IP Attorneys

Joseph Reisman
Knobbe Martens

Oliver Richards
Fish & Richardson

Maria Stout
Knobbe Martens