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The mission of the Intellectual Property Institute at the University of Richmond School of Law is to maintain a dynamic and respected center for the study of contemporary intellectual property issues, to increase curricular and other learning opportunities available to law students interested in intellectual property law, and to encourage widespread awareness and understanding of the role that intellectual property plays in fostering a creative and innovative culture.

Recent Scholarship

Prof. Gibson, Boilerplate’s False Dichotomy, 106 Geo. L.J. 249 (2018).

Prof. Cotropia, Gender Disparity in Law Review Citation Rates, 59 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 771 (2018) (with Lee Petherbridge).

Prof. Osenga, Ignorance Over Innovation: Why Misunderstanding Standard Setting Operations will Hinder Technological Progress, 56 U. Louisville L. Rev. 159 (118).

Prof. Gibson & Prof. Cotropia, Commentary to the U.S. Copyright Office Regarding the Section 512 Study: Higher Education and the DMCA Safe Harbors, IHELG Monograph 17-04 (2016).


Prof. Osenga, "The PTAB's Effect on Patent Law," The Power of PTAB Symposium, Chicago-Kent College of Law (Oct. 2017).

Prof. Gibson, "Does the DMCA Matter?" Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Cardozo School of Law (Aug. 2017).

Prof. Osenga, "Perceptions & Realities - Examining Patent Troll Narratives in the Media," Stanford Patent Litigation Symposium (May 2017).

Prof. Gibson, "Screening Functionality," Roundtable on the Scope of Intellectual Property Rights, University of Notre Dame Law School (March 2017).

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