IP & Competition Law Center

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The IP & Competition Center grew out of the robust technology environment of the Bay Area and offers a unique forum for students, academics, practitioners, and technology companies to explore IP and the intersection between innovation and commerce.

The Center’s work covers the traditional IP areas of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret. It also covers the competition and commerce issues related to IP, including antitrust, innovation financing, and technology-based transactions.  

The strength of this Center is its breadth of subject-matter expertise. The Faculty and Instructors that drive and contribute to this Center are among the world’s leading legal experts on IP, competition policy, and innovation-based commerce. The cross-pollination of this type of expertise provides a unique environment for education, research, and policy development. For example, the Life Sciences & Policy Center and the Asia IP & Technology Center grew out of the work in the IP & Competition Center. 

We host and sponsor academic-focused events and industry-focused events–most of which are open to the public at no charge. Check out our upcoming events. As for past events, many of them are available on-demand–and free of charge–in our video library, B-CLE.  

Berkeley Law offers many classes associated with the Center’s work. Over the course of their studies, students will have chances to study with some of the best minds in the legal industry. Examples of past and planned courses are included in our Related Courses link.