Lawyers who specialize in the growing field of intellectual property law focus on the overlap of technology and the law, from cutting-edge technological breakthroughs to creative products, including music, movies, and authors’ works. Learn how you can become an intellectual property lawyer at New England Law | Boston.
Intellectual Property Law students at New England Law benefit from our comprehensive selection of intellectual property courses and on-the-ground IP field placements through the Business and IP Law clinic. They intern and go on to work at top IP law firms in Boston and across the country. You can learn more about our IP law course work and experiential learning opportunities below:
What You'll Learn
When you graduate from New England Law with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law, you will:
- Be prepared to work in one or more areas of the IP legal profession, including transactional and litigation settings.
- Have hands-on experience related to your professional goals and interests.
- Understand the roles of the IP lawyer in various contexts, such as dispute resolution, clearance searching, IP acquisition, litigation, planning, and transactional work.
- Know your professional and ethical responsibilities to your clients and the IP system—and appreciate the power of the law and your ability to affect the lives and well-being of others.
- Have strong foundational lawyering skills, such as legal research and analysis, problem-solving, and communicating effectively.
Graduate Profile: Serge Subach
Graduate Serge Subach credits his New England Law | Boston professors and the law school’s unique Summer Fellowship Program for helping him to land a job with the IP Litigation Group at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. “The fellowship got my foot in the door,” he says, “and Professor Jordan Singer’s Patent Litigation class kept it there.
“Professor Singer’s class was spot-on in preparing me for the experiences I had during the fellowship at Mintz,” says Subach. “Patent litigation takes a long time, but his class was like a concentrated simulation of one, so when I saw certain documents on the job, I knew what they were and what to do.”
Subach was asked to stay on as an intern at Mintz Levin during his final year at New England Law. He then received a job offer after graduation, which he accepted. He is currently an IP litigator with a focus on International Trade Commission litigation, inter partes review (IPR) practice, and district court litigation, primarily in the high-tech and automotive fields.
Director: Peter J. Karol
Associate Professor Peter J. Karol is the director of the Intellectual Property Law concentration. He is a former law firm partner specializing in IP litigation and appeals, and in trademark and copyright portfolio licensing and development. He writes on intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark, and copyright law.