Master of Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law

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Protect Innovation. Technological innovation drives today’s economy and transforms our lives.  Lawyers make this progress possible by protecting inventors and creators and ensuring that they share in the benefit of their innovations. MSU’s Intellectual Property, Information, and Communications Law (IPIC), one of the best programs in the country, trains lawyers to play this pivotal role in our information economy.

Our IPIC faculty are leaders in intellectual property law, and they bring their scholarship and hands-on experience into the classroom. Students engage with cutting-edge research in patent, copyright, trademark, internet law, international IP, and informatics. Our capstone seminar series allows IPIC’s best students to interact with leading IP scholars and practitioners, and our topical lecture series brings speakers from all over the world to campus.

Michigan State University’s position as a global leader in the sciences connects MSU Law students with up-to-the-minute developments in engineering, computer science, agriculture, and communications — as well as University efforts to encourage and protect its own innovations. This collaboration provides our students with a unique interdisciplinary perspective to their legal studies and enhances the value of an IPIC education.

IPIC has close ties to Michigan’s intellectual property bar, one of the most active in the country, and this relationship launches outstanding careers for our graduates.

Last updated Oct 2020

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Michigan State University has been intentionally global for more than 60 years, and is known worldwide as a top research university. It is home to renowned scholars and scientists from around the glob ... Read More

Michigan State University has been intentionally global for more than 60 years, and is known worldwide as a top research university. It is home to renowned scholars and scientists from around the globe and a vibrant and diverse community of undergraduates and graduate students. MSU leverages international partnerships with scientists and practitioners from academia, the government, private sector, and strategically chosen research and development organizations to create new knowledge and explore innovative and practical solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Read less