Intellectual Property, Technology, & Entrepreneurship Law

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Intellectual property law is one of the fastest-growing legal fields, with new technology constantly making the old rules of practice obsolete.

At USF Law, you’ll learn the latest approaches to protecting intellectual creation, discovery, and invention­ — from copyrights to trademarks and patents.

USF's intellectual property and technology program includes a distinguished faculty, internationally focused curriculum, innovative clinical offerings, as well as vibrant student organizations and a nationally recognized student publication. You’re able to earn a specialized Intellectual Property and Technology Law Certificate.

Through the in-house Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Clinic, you’ll gain hands-on experience providing pro bono legal services related to a variety of intellectual property issues, including copyright and trademark questions.

Mary and I shared ideas and edited assignments as a team, and she gave me a lot of honest and genuine feedback. I also got a lot of practical knowledge and skills. Communicating with clients, opposing counsel, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office­ — these are really important skills whether I work for a firm or myself."

Rebecca McClain ’15 Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Indiana Attorney General, who externed at Mary L. Shapiro Law, PC

Select Courses

  • Art Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Information Privacy
  • International Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Licensing & Monetization
  • Trademark Law


  • Susan Freiwald is a renowned scholar on cyberlaw and information privacy
  • Michael Dergosits has authored numerous publications on intellectual property and is an expert in Patent Law
  • Tiffany Li is an expert on privacy, artificial intelligence, and technology platform governance.
  • Karren Shorofsky teaches Copyright and focuses on the intersection of art, museum, laws, and ethics



Representative Externships

  • AppDynamics, Inc.
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • Gagnier Margossian LLP
  • GoPro
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Yahoo!


  • Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal

Student Organizations

  • Intellectual Property and Cyber Law Association
  • Technology, Entrepreneur, and Startup Law Association