The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation is active in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and right of publicity. The primary mission of the IP Center is to promote student education and scholarship in intellectual property and to increase the number of our graduates with a strong foundation in intellectual property law. By developing new curriculum and providing eclectic instruction in various areas of intellectual property law, the IP Center contributes to the growth, development, and protection of innovation.

The IP Center's broader goals and objectives include advancing the law of intellectual property, advocating and stimulating reform through scholarship and programs, and providing meaningful, non-redundant assistance and support to the numerous constituencies in various areas of intellectual property law, including inventors, authors, artists, corporate IP departments, IP owners, IP litigators, judges, legal academics, university research departments, consultants, experts, and others.

The IP Center promotes student education and scholarship in intellectual property, providing an extensive IP curriculum taught by an eclectic faculty of full time and adjunct professors.   The IP Center has been successful in obtaining approval for a Graduate Certificate in IP law for JD students, establishing a patent law AIPLA moot court team, creating a student awards program for outstanding IP students, instituting an IP Center Distinguished Speaker Series, facilitating new IP internships and externships for IP students.   Among its many other initiatives, programs, and events, the IP Center holds a major annual symposium, each dealing with cutting edge IP issues and attracting internationally acclaimed IP figures.  The IP Center has also established an international outreach initiative, meeting with groups of IP specialists from around the world.   Our IP graduates include award winning private practitioners of patent, trademark, copyright, and right of publicity law, chief patent counsel of Fortune 500 companies, and IP litigators and counselors throughout Indiana and the nation.

We invite you to visit or contact us to discuss your interest in Intellectual Property Law. You can call the Center directly at 317-274-0042 or email Executive Director Xuan-Thao Nguyen at xunguyen@iupui.edu

Events Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation

Aug  26

IP Faculty Forum: "Getting to know the Center & the IP Faculty"

Please join us to learn more about the Center for Intellectual Property and Innovation as well as meet some of the IP faculty.

Sep  09

Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Event: "Financing Innovation: Shaping the Law on IP Assets as Collateral, 1891-2014 or What Can We Learn from Silicon Valley Bank?"

Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen, Gerard L. Bepko Chair in Law & Director, Center for Intellectual Property & Innovation, will present a closer examination of the law and business of financing innovation in the United States, China and other Asian countries.  

Sep  16

Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Event: "The Supreme Court and Seven IP Decisions in 2014 "

Please join us to learn about The Supreme Court and Seven IP Decisions in 2014 on September 16th at 12:45pm

Sep  19

Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Event: "IP Development, Law and Practice in Thailand, Vietnam and other ASEAN Countries"

Please join us to learn about IP Development, Law and Practice in Thailand, Vietnam and other ASEAN Countries on September 19th at 12:45pm

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