Intellectual Property Mission

The Intellectual Property Society is a donor supported membership organization working to increase public awareness of, and participation in, the evolution of intellectual property rights and emerging technologies. We have a special mission to provide outreach from the intellectual property professions to artists, writers, entrepreneurs, technologists and investors.

Please direct program, membership and sponsorship enquiries to admin@ipsociety.net.

Patrick Reilly

Reilly CirclePatrick Reilly, J.D. is the Founder or the Intellectual Property Society, Associate Publisher of the Personal Data Journal and a practicing intellectual property attorney. Patrick has a special commitment to encourage civic engagement with the evolution of Patent Law, personal data rights and Internet identity. His law practice encompasses patent prosecution, creative rights management, start-up formation issues, trademark prosecution, copyright protection and trade secret policy.

Patrick is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Russian Language Studies, and has earned a BS in Sociology from the State University of New York, a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toledo and a JD from Concord University. He is a member of the U.S. Patent Bar and the California State Bar.

Patrick's personal interests include linguistics, open water swimming and (remedying the lack of) public service media.

Michael Mount

MPM_ROUNDMichael Mount, J.D. is an attorney in Santa Cruz, CA with 19 years of experience in copyright, licensing, commercial transactions, university/industry research agreements, outsourcing and open Source matters.

Michael is a two-time graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Having earned a BA in Dramatic Art and a JD from the UC Berkeley School of Law. He is a member of the California State Bar.