Intellectual property and technology law

In today’s global, information-based economy, having lawyers that understand intellectual property law is more important than ever. Artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, inventors and business professionals all have a stake in a sound intellectual property strategy.

As an intellectual property attorney, you can help entrepreneurs and inventors bring their ideas out of the garage and into the global marketplace. You can help artists and musicians earn a living from their talents and passions. You can help Fortune 500 companies develop brand strategies and negotiate license agreements. As an intellectual property attorney, you are a key element of the innovation economy. 

Core courses

These courses cover the basic areas of intellectual property law:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademark & Unfair Competition Law
  • Copyrights
  • Patent Law
  • International Intellectual Property

Recommended courses

Below are additional recommended courses related to intellectual property law. You should choose courses that interest you or that will further your career objectives.

  • Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property Seminar
  • Art, Cultural Heritage, ​& the Law
  • Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Business Seminar
  • Communications Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Externship (an IP-related externship)
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Intellectual Property & Technology Clinic
  • Intellectual Property Licensing Practicum
  • International Intellectual Property Seminar (2)
  • Internet Law
  • LARW III: Patent Law Drafting
  • LARW III: Trademark Practice
  • Pre-Suit Patent Litigation​
  • Sports Law
  • The Information Society Seminar


Texas A&M is proud to be among a limited number of law schools housing two clinics certified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office—one on patent law and one on trademark law. The clinics within our Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP) focus on IP and related topics, including transactional matters concerning real business entities. The CLIP clinics enable students to practice law under the guidance of supervising attorneys.


Representative past externships include:
  • Bimbo Bakeries, USA
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Office of Technology Management
  • Fears Nachawati, PLLC

Student organizations

  • IP Aggies student organization