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

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.



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