Intellectual Property and Technology Law Alumni

Allison Parker

Allison Parker ’13

Attorney, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley
Boise, Idaho

"The best part of my experience at the College of Law was my professors. They invested in me while I was a student, and even now I still benefit from their continued mentorship. Without the faculty, I would not have become a patent attorney. I would not have applied for the job I have. Every day, I pull from the classes I took and from my externship as a clerk at the Federal District Court for the District of Idaho. After completing my clerkship at the Idaho Supreme Court, I joined the patent practice at Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley. I am so excited to call upon my education in that capacity."


Jacob Pierson

Jacob Pierson ‘12

Innovations Associate
Marshfield Clinic
Marshfield, Wisconsin

"The legal education at UI provided me with tools I use every day in the successful development of new technologies. In negotiations, a law degree helps identify how each term can be used to the best advantage. New technologies can be quickly assessed for novelty and then development can be prioritized accordingly. . . . More than anything, my experience in the IP program at UI has given me the confidence to act decisively in business and has provided the broad set of skills necessary to respond quickly and appropriately to each new development. . . . People give UI its special character. The sense of purpose and community found at UI can be captured by one phrase: “Go Vandals!”"


Travis Woodland

Travis Woodland ’08

Director of Business Development
College of Engineering and Architecture
Washington State University
Pullman, Washington

"The University of Idaho College of Law provided the skills I needed to synthesize all of my skills and interests into once focus: entrepreneurship and business development of university research."

"The professors were invaluable resources for learning the legal skills necessary to protect and license Intellectual Property, but they also challenged my thinking about the social justice issues inherent in IP law, such as access to technology, agricultural products availability, and restrictive trade practices."