Intellectual Property

Pave the way for innovation

Intellectual property is at the heart of innovation. Every day, entrepreneurs, engineers, inventors, and designers are imagining the products and platforms that will shape our lives. We offer a number of opportunities for you to delve into patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, which together make up the legal foundation of intellectual property law. You can explore emerging legal challenges that impact intellectual property rights, and gain valuable practical experience working with real clients in our Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic.

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  • Advanced Legal Research: Intellectual Property Law
  • Arts and Media Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Cyber Boot Camp — Tech for Cyber Lawyers
  • Health Law Seminar: Health Information
  • Privacy and Innovation
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Intellectual Property Law Externship and Workshop
  • Intellectual Property Law Survey
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Internet Law
  • Licensing and Technology Transfer Law
  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Litigation
  • Technology in the Practice of Law
  • Trademarks and Unfair Competition
  • Trade Secrets
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
  • Smithsonian Institutions
  • UMB Center for Corporate Contracts and Clinical Trials
  • University of Maryland Office of Technology Transfer
  • U.S. Copyright Office
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Under Armour
  • Journal of Business & Technology Law
  • Maryland Intellectual Property Student Association
  • Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association IP Section
  • Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court
  • Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center

Maryland Intellectual Property Student Association

The Maryland Intellectual Property Student Association (MIPSA) is a student organization dedicated to encouraging and developing student interest in intellectual property law. MIPSA coordinates career events, sponsors lectures on current issues, and hosts social functions to help develop relations between current students and alumni.

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Clinics at Maryland Carey Law

The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic (IPEC) will give you the opportunity to work with high tech startup companies and local small businesses on a variety of IP and business related issues.

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Yan-Xin Li ’16

“The IP clinic was a great way to get a preview of the IP issues that face small business owners and start-ups.”


Examples of where our graduates have been employed:

Intellectual Property Capture and Compliance Manager, Northrop Grumman

Senior Counsel II (Intellectual Property), Kite Pharma

Deputy Counsel for Procurement/Intellectual Property/Technology Transfer, National Nuclear Security Administration

Associate, Jones Day

Trademark Attorney, IP Attorneys Group LLC

Intellectual Property Attorney, Allen & Overy LLP

Senior Associate, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Corporate Counsel (Patents), Pfizer

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