COMPETITIONS & CERTIFICATES
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COURSE OFFERINGS AND CERTIFICATE
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Program on Intellectual Property & Technology Law offers students a full range of intellectual property courses, two student competitions, as well as a JD certificate in intellectual property law. All course offerings are subject to change.
CORE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COURSES
These courses cover the essential elements of intellectual property law and students seeking a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law should take most or all of these courses. Note: Not all of the below courses are offered each year.
The COL sponsors teams to compete in two national IP-related competitions each year. These are each treated as two-credit (pass-fail) courses in the Spring of each year, though team selection is made, and some work is required, in the Fall.
- AIPLA Giles S. Rich Moot Court Competition
- National Patent Application Drafting Competition
In addition, the College of Law advises and coaches student teams from around the state in the Center for Medical Innovation’s annual Bench2Bedside competition on the legal protection of biomedical innovations. To get involved, contact Adjunct Professor Sam Noel, Sam Tahmassebi or Dan Thomas.
OTHER RELATED COURSES
These courses may be useful for students who plan to practice in the field of intellectual property law and cover related skills and topics. Students should consult their faculty advisors to discuss which courses best suit their IP career goals. Note: Not all of the below courses are offered each year.
- Business and IP in the Modern Economy (MLS only)
- Business Organizations
- Colloquium in Contemporary Issues in Law and the Health Sciences (aka Law and Biomedicine)
- Commercial Law
- Data Privacy Practice
- Drafting Contracts
- Entrepreneurship and the Law
- Externships and Learning From Practice
- Federal Courts
- Genetics and Medicine: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues
- Health Law
- International Business Transactions
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Students can fulfill their experiential learning requirement in a variety of externship placements relating to technology, health and intellectual property law. Full details on available externships can be found on the Experiential Education – Externships page. Past externships relating to technology, health and intellectual property law have included: