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The Intellectual Property Institute

Directed by Professor Russ VerSteeg


Intellectual property law is one of the fastest growing areas of legal specialization. It is intellectually stimulating, Professor VerSteeg points out, because it combines abstract and practical elements. "At the core of intellectual property law is the concept that, if someone thinks up something either original or novel, that creation ought to have property-like protections," says Professor VerSteeg. "The law draws lines between the intangible and the concrete and between the public domain and private property. These are fields where technology and law intersect – and often clash – in novel and dramatic ways."
Professors VerSteeg and Karol Professors Russ VerSteeg and Peter Karol

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