As the value of intangible assets has increased in recent decades, intellectual property has become not only more significant in the United States and global economies, but also central in our discussions of culture and everyday life.
The purpose of the Center for Intellectual Property Research is to support the study of all aspects of intellectual property law and related fields, including patent, trademark and unfair competition, copyright, and information policy.
Technology has become the dominant force in the global economy. Every lawyer needs to understand how technology intersects with the law, and in no area is that intersection more salient than in intellectual property law. Toward that end, the Center promotes a dialogue on intellectual property law among scholars, judges, policymakers, practitioners, and students.
We offer an IP curriculum with both breadth and depth, as demonstrated by the courses listed below. These courses are complemented by the offerings in the separately classified Information, Communications, and Privacy Law area of focus.
As IP practice becomes increasingly intertwined with other bodies of law—such as constitutional law, business law, administrative law, contract law, international law, and antitrust—students interested in practicing IP law should be sure to take advantage of our course offerings in these areas.
Intellectual Property Association: The IPA is an active student group that arranges lectures and networking opportunities with IP lawyers and scholars.
Intellectual Property Moot Court Competitions: Students may apply for the opportunity to compete in IP moot court competitions, such as the AILPA's Giles S. Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition or INTA's Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition.
Intellectual Property Mentor Program: The IPA and the Law School's Office of Career and Professional Development assigns practicing IP lawyers to mentor Indiana Law students one-on-one, offering career advice and answering practical questions about life as an IP lawyers.