Intellectual Property Law News

Stay up to date with the latest news from the Intellectual Property Law program. 


Intellectual Property Program Receives High Marks
January 10, 2022

Maryland Carey Law’s Intellectual Property Program continues to receive high honors from The National Jurist’s pre-law magazine. Its second consecutive “A+” rating recognizes the IP Program’s comprehensive approach to IP Law. Read more


Meet Katherine Taylor, IPEC’s Newest Supervising Attorney
January 10, 2022

The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic (IPEC) is thrilled to welcome alumna Katherine Taylor ‘86 as a new adjunct professor. Taylor will be supervising a team of students who assist IPEC clients by providing business law services and counseling. Read more


My Externship Experience at the U.S. Department of Energy
By Gary Beier
January 10, 2022

When I was researching summer internship opportunities, several positions caught my eye. With my science background and experience in nuclear engineering, an internship with the Department of Energy in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property (DOE) was a perfect choice. Read more


Symposium Unpacks the Impacts of the Pandemic on the Workplace
By Jordan Danso '22
April 26, 2021

In response to the many implications surrounding the virtual workplace, the Journal of Business & Technology Law's 2021 symposium explored the impact of the virtual workplace on professional environments in the future, as well as the associated legal challenges. Read more


IPEC awarded first utility patent on smart glove to help stroke survivors 
March 3, 2021

The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic (IPEC) at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has a history of assisting inventors with design patents, but recently, the clinic got approval on its first utility patent. Read more


Legal Considerations Relating to Counterfeit Electronic Parts in the Defense Supply Chain
By Prof. Patricia Campbell
August 4, 2020

Section 843 of the 2019 National Defense Appropriations Act requires the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, in coordination with the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA), to establish a pilot program to evaluate the feasibility and reliability of using machine-vision technologies to determine the authenticity and security of microelectronic parts in weapon systems. The pilot program is further required to evaluate the rules, regulations, and processes that could potentially hinder development and adoption of machine-vision technologies, as well as the use of such rules and regulations to mitigate counterfeit microelectronics proliferation through the Department of Defense. During the past year, the University of Maryland Carey School of Law has conducted research in direct support of that effort. Read more


“University Inventions Reconsidered: Debunking the Myth of University Ownership” in the William & Mary Business Law Review
By Prof. Patricia Campbell

Most universities today assert ownership rights over all patentable inventions (and many other types of intellectual property) created by members of the university community, including faculty, staff, students, visitors, and others. Universities then attempt to license that intellectual property (IP) to third parties, in order to generate revenue for the university and to give the public the benefit of innovations developed by the institution, often with the use of federal funds. This Article provides an evaluation of the technology transfer policies and practices of U.S. universities. Read more