ntellectual Property (IP) is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing areas of legal practice and represents roughly 20 percent of the American economy. Technology and social media are enabling the rapid distribution of content to millions of mobile phones, laptops and tablets across the globe, with new legal questions surfacing every day. Every lawyer, from the solo practitioner to in-house counsel to transactional and litigation lawyers in large firms, will increasingly be faced with IP issues. Students with an IP concentration will be prepared for the “knowledge” economy of the 21st century.
Some of the courses for the IP Concentration may also qualify for other Concentrations (e.g., Entertainment & Media Law, Business Law). While students may seek designation in two distinct Concentrations upon meeting the qualifications for each, a separate experiential requirement must be satisfied for each. Students must obtain approval from the Director of Concentrations to sign up for two Concentrations.
Optional Sub-Concentration in Patent & Technology
The IP Concentration also offers an optional Sub-Concentration (specialty) in Patent and Technology law. Students selecting that specialty must complete 12 units (as part of the 16) in designated courses. Read the Concentration Requirements - IP Concentration for more information.