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LA245: Introduction to Law

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property is an important topic for all businesses. Whether it is a battle between technology giants over a patent, or a small business fighting to keep its trademarked name, there are many avenues for research concerning Intellectual Property. First, always check the government sources, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s website. Second, there is often media coverage of intellectual property disputes. Third, different industries face unique intellectual property challenges, so your research should include industry sources. Finally, there are several think tanks and organizations that work on specific intellectual property issues, such as the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Just remember that many of these organizations are expressing opinions regarding the topic.


For a detailed list of journals, go to our ejournals search page and use the search term "intellectual property".

For additional resources, see the BU School of Law Libraries Intellectual Property Law research guides. Some of the resources on the Law Library’s guides are only accessible by BU Law students, but the law guides do provide a more detailed coverage of the subject.

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