Intellectual Property Law

Juris Master 
Intellectual Property Law Concentration

Intellectual property law focuses on the rights of individuals and organizations that create original art, technology, writings, and other works to own and profit from their creations.  Professionals in business, entertainment, medical, technology, software development, and other sectors can further their careers by understanding the opportunities and limitations of copyrights, patents, trademarks, industrial design rights, and other mechanisms that provide legal protections, as well as the critical differences in how the United States and other countries handle intellectual property law. 


The JM program has enhanced my understanding of the rules and regulations as they apply to conceptualizing  what is and what is not considered to be patentable. While I handled the formalities associated with the filing of the applications, I now better comprehend the criteria used by patent offices to either accept or reject an application as well as the arguments used by practitioners to overcome rejections. 

Winsome A. Dunn, MBA
Patent Manager, Office of Technology Transfer
Emory University



Suggested Courses
for Intellectual Property Professionals

Foundational Courses (must select at least one)

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Legislation and Regulation
  • Torts

Elective Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Election Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Patent Law
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Internet Law
  • Media Law
  • Patent Law
  • Sports and Advertising Law
  • Trademark Law

Emory Law Faculty

A Partnership with Scholars and Educators

Emory Law's JM program is grounded in exemplary teaching. More than sixty full-time faculty – scholars and practitioners alike – along with an extensive adjunct faculty, teach more than 250 courses, and partner with you in your legal studies.  Their focus on research means they are not only teaching you the law, they are also actively participating in shaping laws around the world. 

Emory Law faculty who focus on intellectual property law include:


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