A Hub for Intellectual Property & Innovation
The Suffolk Law IP Center is a place for the IP community to gather, to learn, and to share big ideas. Through its programming and events, the IP Center strives to equip its students, faculty, alumni, and members of the IP community with the skills and knowledge-base that they need to succeed in a constantly changing IP environment.
The Center’s annual IP & Innovation Conference brings together a cross-section of the intellectual property community, including IP scholars, law firm practitioners, in-house counsel, and policy makers.
The Fourth Annual IP & Innovation Conference will take place in at Suffolk Law School on Friday, September 30, 2022 and Saturday, October 1, 2022. This event will explore what drives innovation and how the law impacts discoveries, creativity, and inventions from diverse perspectives in a variety of sectors. Friday is a full-day program with leading IP scholars and practitioners discussing cutting edge developments and practical challenges across a broad range of intellectual property topics and trends. Saturday is a half-day, invite-only program for IP scholars to present a work-in-progress in any stage of development—anything from a full paper to an abstract to even the beginning of an idea.
Additional details and registration information for the Fourth Annual IP & Innovation Conference is coming soon. Learn more about the event.
IP Programs at Suffolk Law
As one of the largest and most developed of its kind in the country, Suffolk Law’s IP concentration is regularly listed among the top 30% of IP programs in the country by US News & World Report and is comprised of a wealth of courses to address the richness of this diverse field of practice.
- Our five resident, tenure-track faculty write and teach in a wide range of IP subject matter
- In addition to our IP concentration and patent law specialization, we offer a cutting-edge IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic and six experiential classes to produce practice-ready students
- Recently, our clinic students have won complex IP cases against Monster Energy Drink and Nautica—with major media coverage of their victories
- Our exceptional graduates have gone on to work in many areas such as in the largest IP practices in Massachusetts law firms, in-house at tech giants like Google, Dell, and IBM, and at major biotech/pharma companies including Pfizer, Moderna, and Novartis