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Intellectual Property Law Society

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IPLS Mission Statement

IPLS is an organization for students interested in intellectual property law. IPLS hosts events with guest speakers in the intellectual property field, provides networking opportunities for students and local intellectual property attorneys, and is a forum for the discussion of current topics relating to intellectual property law and policy.

What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property (IP) is a legal concept that includes trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other related rights. The holder of intellectual property has exclusive rights to their creative work, commercial symbol, or invention.

IP is divided into two categories: (1) Industrial property, which includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs, and geographic indications of source; and (2) Copyright, which includes literary and artistic works such as novels, poems and plays, films, musical works, artistic works such as drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and architectural designs.

How to Join

Please contact IPLS' President, Michael Salviano, at for more information.

2016-2017 Executive Board

Michael Salviano President
Lizza Maldonado Vice President
Miguel Espinosa Treasurer
Samantha Bowen Secretary
Samantha Crossett Chief Operating Officer of Events
Nina Hakoun Social Media Director

Faculty Advisor

Michele Struffolino Associate Dean of Students & Professor of Law

General Members

  • Gabriel Balandrano
  • Agustin Barbara
  • Eunice Cabrera
  • Brandon Camilleri
  • Arlene Campos
  • Paola Canola
  • Natalie Cimadevilla
  • Bridget Crespo
  • Felix Cruz
  • Gianuca Darena
  • Daniela Desoiza
  • Raymond Dottavio
  • Francesco Ferro
  • Alicia Franco
  • Enika Garay
  • Marcos Guerrero
  • Lilly Guzman
  • Nina Hakoun
  • Ashley Joseph
  • Susan Kufderkis
  • Robert Machate
  • Thomas Maniotis
  • Vasiliki Marcheos
  • Kelsey Monaghan
  • Stephanie Morgan
  • Alberto Mujica
  • William Norvell
  • David Nudel
  • Carlos Olmedo
  • Shantanu Patel
  • Akenaton Pierre
  • Andree Quaresima
  • Peter Radke
  • Nadia Rivera
  • Richard Rofus
  • Aylin Ruiz
  • Derek Santiago
  • Alex Saudrez
  • Timothy Shields
  • Michelle Skipper
  • Jordan Snyder
  • Nicholas Spatola
  • Hunter Sundberg
  • Ryan Susman
  • Olga Torres
  • Ferney Valencia
  • Alexander Valverde
  • Alejandro Vargas
  • Stephanie Vtel
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