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Intellectual Property

As technology and globalization rapidly alter how we communicate, do business, and live our lives, the need to protect intellectual property from competitors grows considerably. Penn State Law’s IP curriculum and Intellectual Property Clinic prepare students for this growing field.

Students may earn Concentration recognition in Intellectual Property using courses from the Selected Courses section below.  J.D. students must earn a minimum of 12 credits and LL.M. students a minimum of 9 credits.  A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for each course being used toward this Concentration. Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition.

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Intellectual Property Faculty


  • AI & the Law
  • Copyrights
  • Cybercrime Seminar
  • Food and Drug Regulation
  • Global Privacy & Data Protection
  • Information Security Law 
  • Internet Law
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property
  • Law of Artistic Persons and Properties Seminar
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law
  • Policy Innovation Lab of Tomorrow (PILoT) Lab Class
  • Property (LLMs Only)
  • Representing the Entrepreneur
  • Representing the Professional Athlete
  • Trademarks


  • Advanced Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic
  • Advanced Intellectual Property Clinic
  • Arts, Sports, and Entertainment Law Clinic
  • Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic
  • Intellectual Property Clinic

Additional Experiential Opportunities:

*Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval reqruied: Will count towards the concentration if the work is related to the concentration.