The Indiana University Maurer School of Law recently announced the launch of a new center that will examine issues related to intellectual property.
Called the Center for Intellectual Property Research, the new center will be directed by Mark Janis, who holds a chair of law at the university and is a graduate of the school.
According to Janis, the new center will be devoted to research in all aspects of intellectual property law, including information policy, patents, trademarks, competition and related fields.
"Technology has become the dominant force in the global economy," Janis said.
As a result, "every lawyer" ought to understand the intersection between technology and law. "In no area is that intersection more salient than in intellectual property law," Janis stated.
A variety of experts will participate in the life of the center, according to Janis. Dialogue will take place between "scholars, judges, policy-makers, practitioners and students," he said.
The Center for Intellectual Property Research joins several existing centers affiliated with Indiana University's law school, including the Center for applied Cybersecurity Research, the Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information and the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic.