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Penn Intellectual Property Group (PIPG)

The Penn Intellectual Property Group is the student home for intellectual property on campus.  Our members’ interests span the full range of IP—from patent litigation to IP licensing to privacy to even space law.  The group hosts events and panels throughout the year, bringing in speakers from a variety of backgrounds, including media and entertainment law, patent law, and copyright law.  In past years, these speakers have included a sitting federal judge, the composer for Seinfeld, distinguished professors, and several practicing attorneys.  PIPG’s year culminates with an annual symposium on new topics in IP law, bringing together lawyers and entrepreneurs from around the country to discuss the legal issues surrounding emerging technology and other industries.  Topics have included fashion, open source technology, the gene-editing technology CRISPR, and design patents.


Students looking to get involved in the group can contact us at to be added to our list serve.  Additionally, we take applications for 1L representatives in the Fall and for other board positions in the Spring semester.