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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.

Pilot Concentration Program for the Class of 2020

The Penn State Law faculty has approved this program for current third-year J.D. students and current LL.M. students graduating Spring 2020.  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.

Declare your intent to complete this Concentration - Concentration Declaration Application - Deadline for Spring 2020 Application is January 31, 2020.  

Upon completion of the requirements, submit your academic eligibility – Concentration Completion Application

Intellectual Property Faculty

Selected Courses:

  • Arts, Sports, and Entertainment Law Clinic
  • Copyrights
  • Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic
  • Food and Drug Regulation
  • Information Privacy Law 
  • Intellectual Property Clinic
  • Internet Law
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property
  • Law of Artistic Persons and Properties Seminar
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law
  • Property (LLMs Only)
  • Representing the Entrepreneur
  • Trademarks

Additional Experiential Opportunities: