CENTER FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW AND TECHNOLOGY
The University of Akron IP Law program was again recognized in the U.S. News & World Report 2021 rankings as among the best in the country. Similarly, the National Jurist’s preLaw magazine continues to recognize Akron as a Top School for IP Law.
The only top 60 IP program with tuition less than $25,000 a year for both in-state and out-of-state students
The job placement rate of our IP Certificate and J.D./LL.M. graduates is consistently at or near 100%
The average starting salary of our patent bar eligible graduates, 2018‑19
Students, faculty and recent alumni talk about the benefits and opportunities available within the IP program at Akron Law.
Events are sponsored by Akron's Law's Intellectual Property and Technology Law Association.
University of Akron School of Law student Briana Vamosi was inspired by a few medical student friends in Cincinnati to do something to help amidst the beginning of the pandemic.
The proposed Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement provides an opportunity to demonstrate global leadership in this important area, professors write.
Professor Camilla Hrdy interviews Charles Tait Graves, a partner at Wilson Sonsini, about his article on trade secrets and idea submission claims. Graves' article deals with cases where an "idea man" shares an idea with Defendant, hoping for monetary compensation even though there's no express contract.
Mark Schultz writes an opinion article regarding how the EU can put trust back into online commerce.
Professor Camilla A. Hrdy interviews Professor Irene Calboli about her article reports that "the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a veritable tsunami of trademark applications" for COVID and other pandemic-related terms. Calboli documents these filings in remarkable details and gathers significant data about pandemic-related trademark filings.
Professor Camilla Hrdy will presents her essay “Enabling Science Fiction,” co-authored with former Akron Law professor Daniel Brean, at the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) panel: Science Fiction and the Law.
As part of our leading intellectual property program, Akron Law has an innovative Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology. The Center facilitates the study and advancement of IP law, strives to attract and educate current and future leaders, and works to design and implement a well-balanced ecosystem of law and technology.
Nationally respected and renowned for:
Mark F. Schultz, Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology | Bio
Patrick H. Gaughan, Associate Professor and Executive Director, Innovation Practice Center | Bio
Ryan T. Holte, Distinguished Jurist in Residence and Professor of Law | Bio
Camilla Hrdy, Research Professor of IP Law | Bio
Douglas D. Moseley, Professor, SEED Clinic | Bio
Jack P. Sahl, Professor of Law and Director of The Center for Professional Responsibility | Bio
Gary W. Spring, Director, SEED Clinic | Bio
About one dozen adjunct professors teach specialized courses such as international patent law, patent prosecution, claim construction, complex IP litigation, and other cutting-edge courses.
The Council is comprised of about three dozen IP professionals and experts seeking to advance our IP curriculum, foster relationships with businesses and law firms, and assist Akron Law IP students with their careers.