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LLM in IP and Tech Law

USF's LLM Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law is open to not only those with first degrees in law or have completed in a foreign country the university-based legal education required to take the equivalent of the bar examination in that country, but also those who are qualified to practice law in a country, or the equivalent thereof or otherwise deemed sufficiently qualified as determined by our LLM Admissions Committee. Patent and Trademark Practitioners are particularly welcomed to apply for admission to our IP LLM Program.

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The program requires completion of 25 units over two consecutive full-time semesters of study at the USF School of Law (August through May). The program may also be completed through part-time study with permission of the director.

The Intellectual Property and Technology Law program provides a thorough exposure to American, international, and comparative intellectual property law. The program equips students with a sufficient grounding in legal theory and practical skills to pursue gainful employment in the intellectual property field in the United States or abroad.

FACULTY

DAVID J. FRANKLYN | Professor, Director of the LLM program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, and Director of the McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law | BA, Evangel College; JD, University of Michigan

Professor Franklyn is author of numerous scholarly articles on trademark issues, and is co-author of McCarthy’s Desk Encyclopedia of Intellectual Property. In 2008, he presented at a U.S. Department of Commerce conference on intellectual property rights enforcement in Beijing, China. Franklyn previously clerked for the U.S. District Court of Eastern Michigan. He also spent five years in private practice in Chicago, and later taught at Northern Kentucky University. Franklyn teaches Copyright, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Theory, International Intellectual Property, and Trademark Law.

SUSAN FREIWALD | Professor | BA, JD, Harvard University

Professor Freiwald is an expert in cyberlaw and information privacy who has published articles in numerous legal journals. A former software developer, Freiwald has authored and co-authored amicus briefs in major cases involving electronic surveillance laws. She also regularly assists the Electronic Frontier Foundation with electronic surveillance litigation efforts and has served on the board of the Northern California American Civil Liberties Union. Freiwald teaches Contracts, Cyberspace Law, and Information Privacy Law.