Center for Intellectual Property
In the last few decades, many industries, once the backbone of the U.S. economy, have moved elsewhere. Yet, the U.S. economy, for the most part, has grown instead of stagnating. Perhaps the most significant explanation for this is the shift from being predominantly manufacturing-based economy to being one increasingly reliant on information and knowledge — intellectual property.
The rise in prominence of intellectual property has, in turn, been marked by a growing demand for IP lawyers in almost every legal setting. The increasing importance of IP is evident in the number of intellectual property cases taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court and the number of IP laws passed by Congress.
The Center for Intellectual Property, established in 2015, serves as a knowledge incubator for education and service and as a link between the academic and professional communities in the area of intellectual property law. The center brings together faculty, students and alumni. The center’s various programs and initiatives include:
- the Corporate IP Institute (CIPI) and the Corporate IP Roundtable,
- the Certificate in Intellectual Property
- bioip Faculty Workshop,
- the annual National IP Writing Competition,
- Annual IP scholarships for incoming and outstanding IP students,
- Mentorship Program and mock interviews,
- Summer IP Program in Washington, D.C., and
- Pro bono opportunities
- To serve as a knowledge incubator for education and service and as a link between the academic and professional communities in the area of intellectual property law.
- To maintain and further develop the existing partnership with the intellectual property community through the center’s Intellectual Property Advisory Board.
- To provide ongoing opportunities and support for faculty, students, practitioners, scholars and professionals from diverse backgrounds and in other Georgia State programs and other institutions to engage in research, education, and community service in the area of intellectual property law.
- To foster thoughtful and constructive responses to contemporary intellectual property issues, and provide a platform for policy and legislation proposals.