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Intellectual Property Law Association

What are the outer limits of patentable subject matter? Do gene patents fall within these limits? Three scientist-attorneys considered these questions as part of an Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA) presentation concerning the controversial “Myriad” case, "Are your genes patentable?" held at New England Law | Boston on October 26, 2011.

What is IPLA?

IPLA proceeds to demonstrate the following:

  • To increase our knowledge and understanding of intellectual property law through experience.
  • To act as an intellectual property law information outlet for the New England Law community.
  • To enhance educational, cultural, and social opportunities.
  • To avail the organization and its resources to any student who wishes to gain knowledge and experience in intellectual property law.
  • To provide New England Law students with a better understanding of intellectual property law and the industries surrounding it.
  • To promote awareness of intellectual property law throughout New England Law.
  • To provide a forum for members and alumni to network within the intellectual property law industry.

Who is IPLA?

IPLA Executive Board 2013-2014:


IPLA is open to all students at New England Law | Boston.   There is no fee to join.

New England Law | Boston Intellectual Property Law Courses:

  • Computer Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Current Issues in Patent Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Internet Law
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark and Unfair Competition

Important Links:

American Intellectual Property Association
Boston Bar Association - Intellectual Property Law Section
Boston Patent Law Association
Intellectual Property Institute at New England Law | Boston
Patent Bar Review Course Information
United States Patent and Trademark Office

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