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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.

Learn More About Our Certificate in Intellectual Property Law

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.

COMPETITIONS

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.

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:

Digicert
Duren IP
FinCity
Ivanti
Keller Preece
LawGeex
Simplus
Utah Music Attorney
Vivint Solar
Wasserman Media

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