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Center for IP Research

PatentConnect is run by the Center for Intellectual Property Research.
At the Center, we train students who are passionate about innovation and creativity and who seek an intensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, design, and information policy.
CIPR

Center for IP Research

PatentConnect is run by the Center for Intellectual Property Research.
At the Center, we train students who are passionate about innovation and creativity and who seek an intensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, design, and information policy.

Globally Recognized

We've partered with Oxford University, the Max Planck Institute, National Chiao Tung University, and the Jindal Global Law School to offer cutting edge academic symposia and innovative IP skills courses.
Our faculty includes a number of affiliated IP scholars and visitors from distinguished universities around the world.
Globally Recognized

Globally Recognized

We've partered with Oxford University, the Max Planck Institute, National Chiao Tung University, and the Jindal Global Law School to offer cutting edge academic symposia and innovative IP skills courses.
Our faculty includes a number of affiliated IP scholars and visitors from distinguished universities around the world.

Student Centered

The Center offers one of the country's most robust professional programs for IP students.
In addition to an extensive IP curriculum, we host the IP Mentor Program, the IP Mock Interview Program, the IP Theory (journal), IP Practitioners-in-Residence, the IP Colloquium, the IP Association, the Society for Law & the Arts, and other activities.
The Center's graduates practice IP law all across the country.
Student Centered

Student Centered

The Center offers one of the country's most robust professional programs for IP students.
In addition to an extensive IP curriculum, we host the IP Mentor Program, the IP Mock Interview Program, the IP Theory (journal), IP Practitioners-in-Residence, the IP Colloquium, the IP Association, the Society for Law & the Arts, and other activities.
The Center's graduates practice IP law all across the country.

Research Focused

The Center's research spans all areas of IP scholarship, with a special emphasis on comparative, economic, empirical, and historical methods.
We have recent projects involving the IP law and policy of design, plants, big data, media, and the arts.
CIPR

Research Focused

The Center's research spans all areas of IP scholarship, with a special emphasis on comparative, economic, empirical, and historical methods.
We have recent projects involving the IP law and policy of design, plants, big data, media, and the arts.

Practical Experience

Students gain practical experience through the Center's IP Clinic, IP Externships, IP Moot Court, and IP advocacy classes.
In addition to operating PatentConnect, the Center's IP Clinic is also certified by the USPTO. Under the supervision of Norman Hedges, the clinic's students assist pro bono clients on patent, trademark, copyright, and other IP matters.
Practical Experience

Practical Experience

Students gain practical experience through the Center's IP Clinic, IP Externships, IP Moot Court, and IP advocacy classes.
In addition to operating PatentConnect, the Center's IP Clinic is also certified by the USPTO. Under the supervision of Norman Hedges, the clinic's students assist pro bono clients on patent, trademark, copyright, and other IP matters.