The Catholic University of America

Intellectual Property and Patent Law Curriculum

Institutes and Special Programs | Intellectual Property Program

The intellectual property curriculum at Catholic provides students with a wide range of course selections covering many aspects of intellectual property law.  These include core courses on patent law, copyright law, and trademark and unfair competition law; a one-semester introductory intellectual property survey course; courses focusing on specific practice areas relating to intellectual property, including art law, entertainment law, cyberlaw, and professional sports and the law; and advanced courses in patent law, copyright law, trademark law, intellectual property licensing, and international intellectual property.  We have three full-time faculty members who teach intellectual property courses, and more than a dozen part-time teachers with significant experience in the intellectual property arena as private practitioners, government attorneys, and judges. 


IP Curriculum 

Students interested in copyright law, trademark law, or intellectual property law generally will find relevant curricular guidance, including a list of courses and detailed course descriptions, here.

Patent Law Curriculum 

Students interested in patent law will find relevant curricular guidance, including a list of courses and detailed course descriptions, here