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Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship

2015 Conference

The 2015 Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Conference will be hosted at Hulston Hall on March 13, 2015


The university community is a vast and diverse academic environment where many are authors, artists, innovators and budding entrepreneurs. These activities take members of the community headlong into the sometimes frustrating world of intellectual property. This day-long symposium, hosted by the University of Missouri School of Law's new Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship, will focus on intellectual property law issues faced by the university community. The goal is to foster a better understanding of the systems in place and to facilitate the proactive use of the relevant legal roles. Speakers include faculty members from the University of Missouri School of Law as well as lawyers, academic administrators and business leaders from across campus and the state.

Continuing Legal Education Credit

This symposium is approved for 5 hours of mandatory continuing legal education credit in the state of Missouri.

Cost and Registration

All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the keynote presentation and the reception. No registration is required for the panel presentations. To register, please contact Laura Coleman at or 573-882-5969.

About the Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship

This conference, “IP and the University: Issues for Academics, Entrepreneurs and Lawyers,” commemorates the beginning of the University of Missouri School of Law’s new Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship.

The center establishes the school as a thought leader in the area of law and innovation by preparing students for the changing legal marketplace and supporting campus interdisciplinary efforts in related fields. The center’s focus resides not just on intellectual property, business and finance, but on the intersection of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) issues.

The University of Missouri School of Law’s Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship provides clinical opportunities for students to work with small and start-up business clients, promotes faculty symposia and scholarship in all areas involving law and innovation, and develops curricular and extracurricular programming to prepare law students to participate in entrepreneurial and innovation communities. The center also supports the law school’s Office of Career Development in identifying externships, summer positions and full-time jobs within the center’s focus area, and collaborates with campus and community members to generate resources that will increase and promote innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the region.

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