Colorado Law’s faculty includes experts in the core intellectual property subjects of patent, copyright, and trademark law. Our program in telecommunications law is one of the strongest in the world and benefits from the fact that Colorado is home to some of the country’s largest telecommunications companies, as well as dynamic startups. Our IP and telecom offerings build off of our traditional strength in antitrust (with our past antitrust professors including Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch). Students also benefit from our research and course offerings in emerging issues of technology such as:

  • information privacy,
  • cybersecurity, and
  • computer crime.

Our faculty also has expertise in fintech (including payment systems) and regtech.

In addition to traditional courses in these areas, Colorado Law offers a variety of experiential courses, which allow students to develop drafting, counseling, and negotiation skills. Many courses also include a focus on technology policy.
Students benefit from networking opportunities and the intellectual climate created by Boulder’s large startup environment, the large technology companies (such as IBM and Google) with research campuses in Boulder, and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s new regional office in Denver. The Silicon Flatirons Center hosts regular meetings and research and policy projects in the intellectual property, tech, and telecom arenas.