The Intellectual Property Society was reestablished in fall of 2014 at The John Marshall Law School after a brief hiatus. IPLS is a student-run organization designed to promote and advocate intellectual property to law students.
Intellectual property is a growing field that encompasses patent, trademark, and copyright law. Congressional authority for these fields of law came from the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Sect. 8, clause 8, "Congress shall have power... to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries."
There is a common misconception that only students with a technical background can practice intellectual property law; we seek to overcome and dismiss that misconception. Students of all backgrounds are welcome to practice and engage in all three fields of IP law. The only limitation for practicing IP is related to prosecuting patents; to represent inventors in front of the USPTO, practitioners must take the patent bar.
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