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Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS)

The Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) has been established to educate and encourage students to learn how intellectual property law impacts innovation, technology and culture.  The focus of the society is to provide students with the means to explore intellectual property related topics through seminars, academic journals, and internships.  Major topics of interest include: patents, copyrights, trademarks, licensing, trade secrets, technology, cybersecurity, and new cases and legislation impacting any of these.  However, intellectual property does not exist in a vacuum, it is intertwined with all aspects of society.  The group will share with students the challenges and advances to the law presented by the interest in both case law and statutory law. Possible issues discussed may include internet and technology issues, cybersecurity and digital privacy issues, entertainment issues, and proprietary interests in intellectual property reform.   A secondary goal of our organization is to work with other student organizations and present how intellectual property impacts their area of expertise or may impact those areas in the coming years.