A. Required Courses

1. Introductory Sequence
All students are required to take the following entry level course. It is strongly recommended that students take this course before taking any other Intellectual Property Concentration courses:
Intellectual Property Survey 3 credits
All students must also take two (2) of the following four (4) courses by the time of graduation.
Copyright Law 3 credits
Patent Law 3 credits
Trade Secrets Protection and Exploitation 2 credits
Trademark Law 3 credits
2. Skills Courses
In addition to the Introductory Sequence, students must take at least one (1) skills course chosen from the following approved list:
Counseling Technology Leading Emerging Enterprises 2 credits
Cyberspace and Technology Seminar: Legal Issues, Research and Practice in Cyberspace 2 credits
Drafting Intellectual Property Licenses 2 credits
Emerging Companies 3 credits
Directed Study in Intellectual Property 2 credits
Internship in an Intellectual Property Field* 2/3 credits
*Please Note: This course is graded on a credit/no credit basis and student
participation, and is subject to prior approval by one of the Concentration
Faculty Directors.
Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic  4 credits
Journal of High Technology Law* 2 credits
* Please Note: This is course is graded on a credit/no credit basis and is subject to the student being selected as a journal staff member. Once on the journal, staff members must complete required work and have it certified by the journal's advisors, Professors Rustad and Beckerman-Rodau. Staff members may only count two (2) credits of journal work toward completion of the IP Law Concentration, even though they may receive additional credits for completion of the J.D. degree.
Participation in:
Giles Rich Patent Law Moot Court Competition 2 credits
Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition 2 credits
IP Law Meet 2 credits
* Please Note: These course sare graded on a credit/no credit basis and participation is subject to being selected as a team member.
Patent Litigation Seminar 2 credits
Patent Prosecution I: Drafting 2 credits
Patent Prosecution II: PTO Practice 2 credits
Research Assistant 2 credits
* Please Note: This course is graded on a credit/no credit basis and is subject to the student being selected as a research assistant for a full-time faculty member conducting research in an intellectual property law field.
Intellectual Property or Patent Law Thesis 2 credits
* Please Note: The Thesis may be graded on either a credit/no credit or letter grade basis, at the discretion of the faculty member serving as the Thesis advisor. And a student must obtain prior approval from the Thesis advisor before registering for the Thesis course.
Transactional Law and Practice 2 credits
Post Grant Practice 2 credits

B. Advanced IP Electives Menu


Students must take additional Intellectual Property courses, including at least one course from the following list, in compiling their eighteen (18) credits for the IP Law Concentration.
Advanced Copyrights 2 credits
2 credits
Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property: Theories and Case Studies for 21st Century Issues in IP 3 credits
Antitrust 3 credits
Biomedical Law and Public Policy 2 credits
Biotech Patent Law 2 credits
Directed Study  Project 2 credits
* Please Note: This course requires prior approval by one of the Concentration Faculty Directors.
E-Discovery Law 2 credits
Emerging Issues in Law, Information Technology and Transnational Business 2 credits
Entertainment Law 2 credits
European Union 3 credits
Health Care Law, Technology and Privacy 2 credits
International Business Transactions 3 credits
Intellectual Property Thesis 2 credits
International Intellectual Property 2 credits
International Trade Law 3 credits
Internet Law: A Practical Lawyering Approach 2 credits
Law of Information Privacy 2 credits
Patent Licensing 2 credits
Software Licensing 2 credits
Sports Law 2 credits