What to Expect
Designed as an alternative for students who wish to pursue a career in patent practice without having to take the full three-year JD, our program immerses students in patent law and patent office practice. Through a series of courses and experiential opportunities, you’ll not only learn the intricacies of patent law needed to become a successful patent agent, but you’ll also represent actual clients and prepare and file patent applications on their behalf in our IP Venture Clinic.
Our curriculum is based on a multi-disciplinary approach to patent practice that is purposefully designed to equip you with the required knowledge, skills and experience you need to become a productive patent agent in both law firms and corporate legal departments. If registered for full-time study, you can complete the program in as little as nine months.