Intellectual Property Matters

Ranked annually among the strongest Intellectual Programs in the country and unique in the Midwest, the Center for Intellectual Property Research trains students passionate about innovation and creativity, who seek an immersive experience in all aspects of intellectual property law including patent, trademark and unfair competition, copyright, Name Image and Likeness (NIL), design and information policy.

In a rapidly evolving technological world, the intersection of IP and technology has become a critical area of legal focus and study. The Center’s comprehensive curriculum, a facet of Maurer's Law & Technology Program, features two dozen courses, colloquia, and seminars in all areas of intellectual property and information policy. 

Learn more about the available intellectual property courses here.

"The Center for Intellectual Property Research is an IP gem. The program is unique and has dedicated faculty and staff who truly look out for and care about the success of their students."                                                                                            - Maame Yaa Bosuo Norman '24

Your Future Matters

Founded in 2010 at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, the Center for Intellectual Property Research’s mission is to promote the development of a vibrant community of intellectual property students, law scholars, and professionals. Our faculty are nationally recognized, with years of experience and they provide students with a highly personalized, collaborative learning experience. The IP-specific curriculum is both innovative and comprehensive. While at Maurer, students can participate in a variety of activities to prepare them for their career in Intellectual Property.

  • Intellectual Property Law Clinic provides opportunities to work directly with clients on actual IP law matters. 
  • IP Theory is an IP-focused online law journal which also features a podcast, Fire of Genius.
  • Student organizations and externships - IP Association and ChIPs are two of the student organizations that students can participate in.  Various externships opportunities are also available as part of the Maurer Intellectual Property student experience.
  • Networking Opportunities - Our Faculty and Center present networking opportunities during each academic year through their existing relationships with firms in Indiana and nationwide. 
  • Career Services - CIPR has developed a wealth of Alumni and law firm networking resources nationwide and works closely with Maurer’s highly individualized Career Services Organization, these connections will help make the next step after Bloomington seamless.

Learn more about all the student experience here.

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