Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic

The IP Clinic provides pro bono legal assistance on an extensive range of intellectual property and business law issues. Clients include entrepreneurs, nonprofits, inventors, artists, authors, filmmakers, designers and musicians. The clinic provides Suffolk students with the hands-on, practical experience needed to navigate the rapidly evolving fields of intellectual property and entrepreneurship while providing free legal and business consultation services for underserved communities.

Competition Teams

IP Law Meet (IP and business transactions)

Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition (Trademark Law)

Giles Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition (Patent Law)

Journal of High Technology Law

This student-edited online law journal focuses on every area of law affected by high technology, from IP to trade secrets and e-commerce to cybercrime. The student-run honor board is selected through the summer write-on competition. Membership is open to all students who qualify, not just those who concentrate in IP. A unique feature of this journal is that all articles publish online.

Study Abroad

Suffolk Law typically offers several classes from the IP concentration curriculum during its three-week summer program at the University of Lund in Sweden, including international intellectual property, global Internet law and international business transactions.

Externships

Suffolk Law students have externed with the Cyber Crime Division of the state Attorney General's Office, Cisco Corporation, BOSE Corporation and the state Division of Information Technology.

IP Conferences

Suffolk Law’s IP concentration offers Professional Education programs throughout the year.

Intellectual Property Law Certificate

The IP concentration offers an online IP certificate program for lawyers and other professionals to learn the basics of IP law.

Masters in Global Technology (LLM)

The LLM program is designed for attorneys who want the practical knowledge and skills needed to meet the legal challenges of science, technology and communications in today’s evolving global economy.

Podcasts

Podcasts from Suffolk Law faculty and prominent IP attorneys compiled by Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, co-director of the IP concentration. Topics range from IP cases in the headlines such as the Boston music download case, RIAA v. Tennenbaum, to practical advice from concentration professor Jessica Silbey on careers in IP law other than patent prosecution.