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Intellectual Property Co-op Program

Intellectual Property Law Program

Amid a proliferation of novel technologies and new media, demand for expertise in intellectual property law has boomed. As new technologies enter the marketplace, they have a huge impact on individuals, businesses and lawyers, who are increasingly called upon to secure, regulate, and litigate those rights which stem from such innovation. It is vital that the aspiring lawyers are cognizant of these rapidly-changing developments and are given the skills and training to be able to adapt to this evolving landscape. The Intellectual Property Concentration provides that training.

More Than Just Trademarks and Patents.

Students complete a series of courses and experiential education opportunities that have been designed to provide both a depth of substantive knowledge and a breadth of experience with practical skills and IP law practice settings.

Curriculum

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Best Practices from the Best.

The theoretical and doctrinal aspects of the concentration curriculum are taught primarily by members of our full-time faculty, including Professor Karl Okamoto who, as the director of the Business and Entrepreneurship Law Program, focuses on the business-related courses. In addition to the full-time faculty, the program capitalizes on the richness of talent and experience found among the Philadelphia legal community who serve as the program's adjunct faculty.

Concentration Faculty

Concentration Advisors

Amy L. Landers

Amy L. Landers

Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program

Professor Landers is an accomplished legal scholar and practitioner.  She was previously distinguished professor of law and director of the Intellectual Property Law Concentration at the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. Landers is an expert on patents and intellectual property law, and she is the author of “Understanding Patent Law,” now in its second edition, and co-author of “Global Issues in Intellectual Property Law” and “Global Issues in Patent Law.” Her scholarship has appeared in varied publications, including Texas Law Review: See Also, George Mason Law Review and the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal.  She has presented her work at Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley School of Law and the University of Texas School of Law, among other venues.

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Phone: 215.571.4795
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