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Intellectual Property and Technological Innovation

Technological innovation and intellectual property constitute an increasingly important field of legal practice and a key focus area within Emory Law’s curriculum. At the core of this study at Emory Law is our Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER®) program in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology, which brings together graduate students in law, business, engineering, and science to transform promising research into economically viable projects. Several renowned Emory Law faculty members focus their research in intellectual property law, protecting the work of innovators, not unlike our TI:GER students, and tackling theoretical frameworks borne from emerging technologies throughout the United States and the world.

Courses in Technological Innovation & IP

Please note that courses are offered on a rotating basis, therefore, not all courses are available each semester/year. See the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust
  • Doing Deals (IP-related courses)
  • Federal Courts
  • International Intellectual Property
  • International Patent Law (Seminar)
  • Internet Law
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trade Secrets


  • Business Associations
  • Copyright
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

AI.Humanity Initiative

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are transforming nearly every area of human endeavor - bringing tremendous opportunities as well as profound ethical implications and societal impacts. The AI.Humanity Initiative brings together the full intellectual power of Emory University to shape the AI revolution to better human health, generate economic value, and promote social justice. By hiring and nourishing a community of scholars, creating new educational opportunities, and pursuing the ethical use of AI, Emory will lead the way in realizing the potential of these revolutionary technologies to improve the human condition and advance our world.

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TI:GER (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results) Program

TI:GER®, is an award-winning collaboration between Emory Law and the Georgia Institute of Technology. TI:GER brings together graduate students in law, business, engineering, and science to work on start-up projects with a goal of transforming highly promising research into economically viable projects. It’s not a typical law school experience. Electronic medical records, cardiovascular drugs, prosthetic legs, water-testing devices—our students have worked on the commercialization of all these through TI:GER. Emory Law students provide a crucial legal perspective to their TI:GER teams, helping bring to the forefront ideas and inventions that can change the world and save lives.

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As of June 2021

Margo A. Bagley

Margo A. Bagley is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. She rejoined the Emory faculty in 2016 after a decade at the University of Virginia, School of Law, where she was most recently the Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law.

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Margo A. Bagley

Spotlight Event

2022 TI:GER Innovation Conference

The 2022 TI:GER Innovation Conference theme was NFTs, Digital Assets and the Metaverse and addressed the exploding interest in NFTs and the use of digital assets in the art, fashion and music industries, as well as use in the Metaverse.  

Intellectual Property and Innovation in the Media