Intellectual Property Law

With its diverse curriculum, the Boyd School of Law prepares future lawyers for professional careers in a wide range of legal areas, including intellectual property law. The intellectual property (IP) law curriculum has grown over the years to respond to the needs of the technology, entertainment, and gaming industries, and to the increasingly internationalized practice of intellectual property law throughout the United States.

Select from the menu on the left to read about the Boyd IP faculty, the IP curriculum, IP faculty publications, IP-related Boyd news and events, IP-related opportunities for students, and student IP-related activities.

Boyd IP faculty work closely with the Career Development Office to identify and promote IP-related internships, externships and post-graduate employment opportunities for Boyd students and graduates.  Boyd students and graduates routinely secure IP-related positions with local, regional, and national employers.  Some of the most popular opportunities for Boyd students and graduates include working with:

  • IP boutique law firms and general practice law firms with IP practice groups;
  • federal judges participating in U.S. federal district courts’ Patent Pilot Program;
  • Boyd IP faculty as a research assistant;
  • general counsel for gaming, technology, or entertainment companies;
  • federal and state government offices and agencie.

Mary LaFrance
IGT Professor of Intellectual Property Law
(702) 895-2481

Marketa Trimble
Samuel S. Lionel Professor of Intellectual Property Law
(702) 895-0491