Intellectual Property Practice

If you decide to pursue Intellectual Property practice you will then have to decide which type of practice is best for you. “Intellectual property” is an umbrella term that encompasses primarily four bodies of law: trade secret, patent, copyright, and trademark. As an intellectual property lawyer, your practice could fall in any of these areas and could focus on litigation, licensing, transactions, administrative practice, or counseling. You do not need to have a science or technical background for most areas of intellectual property practice, although you may need such credentials for some patent law positions.

General Courses

  • IP Prerequisite--everyone interested in intellectual property should take:
    •  Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Courses:
    • Advanced Patent Law
    • Copyright Law
    • Patent Law
    • Patent Litigation
  • Law & Technology Courses:
    • Internet Law
    • Law of Drugs & Biologics
    • Law, Science and Advocacy
    • Digital Law (LL.M. course)
  • General Curriculum Courses of Interest:
    • Administrative Law
    • Advanced Legal Research
    • Advanced Torts
    • Antitrust
    • Arbitration Law, Policy & Practice
    • Computer Apps in Litigation
    • Constitutional Law
    • Damages
    • Dispute Resolution
    • European Union Law
    • International Trade & Investment Law
    • Interviewing & Couseling

Practical Writing Courses

  • Administrative Practice
  • Advanced Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw
  • Advanced Trademark Issue/Drafting
  • Contract Drafting
  • Crime & Emerging Technologies
  • Drafting International Commercial Instruments
  • E-Business
  • In-House Counsel
  • Patent Prosecution

Clinics & Externships

Intellectual Property Practice