The Center’s mission is to promote the development of a vibrant community of intellectual property law scholars, professionals and students. It strives to achieve this goal by building connections to the national and international intellectual property law community, offering a forum of distinction for the exchange of ideas in intellectual property law and policy.
The Center’s substantive focal points are two: (1) the intersection between intellectual property law and complex technologies and (2) the global nature of intellectual property policy.
The Center will seek to:
- develop an innovative intellectual property law curriculum for JD and LLM students offering exposure to intellectual property doctrine and theory, practical skills, comparative and international study, and interdisciplinary perspectives
- host visiting intellectual property law scholars from the U.S. and abroad
- coordinate the law school’s outreach efforts in intellectual property law
- partner with other Indiana University campus units, Purdue University, other educational institutions in Indiana and elsewhere, non-profit organizations and technology firms to help facilitate exchange between innovators and legal professionals
- support intellectual property law research with an eye to its practical application