Technology and Intellectual Property Law

When it comes to top environments in which to explore intellectual property law, few compare to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an epicenter of innovation and discovery often referred to as “Silicon Prairie.”

In this fertile environment, the curriculum and faculty at the College of Law cover a deep and broad spectrum of intellectual property and technology law, including in the areas of trademark, internet, patent, copyright, supercomputing, biotechnology, information science, and engineering. Campus, state, and national leaders solicit the faculty’s legal expertise on IP issues arising from a host of new technologies, and organizations such as Google, Microsoft, and Department of Homeland Security fund research at Illinois Law.

Course Offerings

Cyber Security and the Legal System (Chicago Program)
Digital Forensics I and II
International Intellectual Property
Patent Litigation
Patent Research and Strategy
Antitrust Law
Privacy and Security Law

Clinics, Professional Training, and Extracurriculars

Advanced Legal Writing: Appellate Advocacy (moot court)
Journal of Law, Technology, and Policy
Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program
Intellectual Property Clinic
Patent Prosecution
Intellectual Property Legal Society
Sports and Entertainment Law Society

Affiliated Faculty

Paul Heald (Patents, Trademark, Copyright)
Jay Kesan (IP, Internet Regulation, Patents)
Peter Maggs (IP, US and International Trademark and Copyright Law)
Jason Mazzone (IP)
Robin Fretwell Wilson (Biomedical Ethics)