Maine Law’s Center for Law + Innovation connects students to courses and career opportunities in intellectual property and information privacy law. In partnership with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the Center has developed a unique summer institute in privacy law bringing scholars from around the world to teach Maine Law students about global privacy and cybersecurity law. The Center  hosted the seventh annual Summer Institute in information privacy and security law from May 16 – June 3, 2016.

With a network of engaged and committed privacy attorneys connected to the Law School, the Center has helped develop a series of externships and internships in privacy and regulatory compliance at a variety of businesses and government entities. Placements have included the IAPP, Network Advertising Initiative, IDEXX, UNUM, Monster Worldwide, CVS Caremark, InterMed, and Mercy Hospital.

The IAPP offers Maine Law students an opportunity to become Certified Information Privacy Professionals and helps connect our graduates to the growing career opportunities in data privacy and protection.


NOTE: Entrepreneurs and inventors with a general question about patent law can visit the Inventor’s Assistant Center of the US Patent and Trademark Office. Those with trademark and copyright questions can contact the Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. The Center no longer operates the Maine Patent Program. Prior clients of Maine Law’s Intellectual Property Clinic or the Maine Patent Program may contact Karen Murphy (207.780.4370) at Maine Law to acquire their files.