Our Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic gives you hands-on experience.IP Practice Clinic
Journal of High Technology Law
The Journal of High Technology Law is a student-run journal devoted to IP and IP-related legal issues. It is produced twice a year. This online journal Journal features articles by legal scholars, practitioners and students. Recent topics include weeding out bad patents, promoting data insecurity, and the law and wind power development in Massachusetts.
The Journal of High Technology Law also hosts a blog with regular postings about current issues in IP and IP-related fields.
IP Podcasts and Videos
Review the constitutionality of copyright law while jogging? Consider evidence while brushing your teeth? Suffolk’s Intellectual Property Law Podcast Series, downloaded more than 100,000 times in 2012, offers more than 80 podcasts, free. Most run 5-10 minutes and feature faculty and guests. Suffolk University Law School's podcasts are available on iTunes U.
We also produce videos of guest lectures, special classes and conference proceedings available here.
Advanced Studies in IP Law
The IP Concentration in conjunction with Suffolk Law’s award-winning Center for Advanced Legal Studies (ALS), offers a series of day-long conferences addressing cutting edge IP issues for practicing attorneys. Programs typically feature top IP practitioners, judges, academics, and business leaders. Shorter lunch and breakfast programs are also offered on topical IP issues. View our most recent IP ALS program. The fee for these programs is waived for all current Suffolk Law students.
Suffolk Law also offers two additional continuing education programs, a Masters in Global Technology for law graduates and an IP Law Certificate for non-lawyers.
Masters in Global Technology (LLM)
The Global Law and Technology LLM program is a post-JD graduate law program designed for attorneys who want the practical knowledge and skills needed to meet the legal challenges of science, technology, and communications in today’s evolving global economy. You can choose to specialize in one of four areas: Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Biotechnology and Health Law International Law and Business U.S. Law and Legal Methods
IP Law Certificate
The Center for Advanced Legal Studies and the IP Law Concentration jointly offer an IP Certificate program for business people, scientists, non-IP lawyers and other professionals who wish to learn the basics of IP law. The goal of the program is to enable professionals to understand the importance of IP in today’s business environment and to allow them to more effectively interact with IP attorneys.
Internships and Studying Abroad
Suffolk Law offers a rich array of practice-based IP experiences for students. Students can take advantage of our local community's diverse IP-related industries for internships during the school year, and Suffolk's long-standing relationship with the University of Lund in Sweden regularly offers a summer course of study that focuses on comparative and international IP issues.
Suffolk Law students have interned with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, the Cybercrime Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, Cisco Corporation, BOSE Corporation, Partner’s HealthCare, Gillette Corporation, the Massachusetts Division of Information Technology, MIT's technology transfer office, a range of pharmaceutical and e-commerce companies, and boutique IP law firms. See our intership program page.
Suffolk Law typically offers several IP law classes during its three-week summer program at the University of Lund in Sweden. Typical courses offerings have included International IP Law, International Business Transactions, and Global IP Law. Additionally, students visit relevant venues such as the Denmark Supreme Court in Copenhagen, the Appeals Court in Malmo, Sweden and nearby biotech firms.
The IP Law Certificate program is designed for professionals (not just attorneys) who want a better understanding of IP law and may need to work with IP lawyers, venture capitalists and others in the intellectual property field.