Intellectual Property Law

The Intellectual Property (IP) Law Program at Lewis & Clark invites you to explore the world of possibilities in the thriving field of Intellectual Property Law and to engage the powerful resources available to members of our community.

The program is integrated with and complements our outstanding Business Law Program. The synergy between the two programs affords Lewis & Clark students a learning environment that strengthens their appreciation of intellectual property law in an important context in our economy.

Our Small Business Legal Clinic offers students real-life experiences working with clients on trademark and patent issues.

IP Certificate

Our rich IP curriculum permits us to offer a certificate in Intellectual Property for our graduating students.

Certificates are intended to recognize students for their achievements and to inform prospective employers that these students have completed a rigorous course of study in the subject area.

IP Program Activities

Throughout the year the IP Program hosts many different events and activities of particular interest to the IP-focused students.  From casual networking events, to our IP in the Trees workshop series, student learning continues outside the classroom.


Our students are active participants in the shape of our program. Through the student group, IPSO, the law school hosts a brown bag lecture series, an annual IPA event (IPA stands for both Intellectual Property Attorney and India Pale Ale - a favorite microbrew in the Northwest), and countless gatherings throughout the year.

IPSO- The Intellectual Property Student Organization

ESM- Entertainment, Sports, and Media Student Group

IP Law Firm Listing

IP Section Scholarships

The Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird Intellectual Property Scholarship was established in 2007 by Lewis & Clark Law School friends, Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird.  

This $10,000 scholarship recognizes an incoming student who has demonstrated interest in practicing intellectual property law.

For more information on the application process, please contact Mimi Huang.