The Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law
MS in Intellectual Property Law
As the world grows increasingly dependent upon technology-based commerce, the need for intellectual property professionals to be conversant and confident regarding IP laws has never been greater. Our MS in Intellectual Property Law offers non-lawyer professionals the same enhanced proficiencies and competitive employability that have earned our LLM program national recognition among IP lawyers. Learn substantive law and practical skills from some of the nation's top IP professors and practitioners.
MS in Intellectual Property Law candidates choose The John Marshall Law School for its extensive curriculum offerings, including numerous patent law courses. The MS program offers two degree tracks: a patent track for candidates with technical backgrounds who wish to specialize in patent practice and a general IP track for candidates who wish to gain in-depth knowledge about the full range of IP laws and developments.
Degree candidates can also earn their MS in Intellectual Property Law online through eDegrees distance education.
MS in Intellectual Property Law candidates must complete 24 credit hours in order to earn their degree. In addition to required courses, you will select elective courses specific to your areas of interest.
Our program attracts business professionals, licensing executives, paralegals, and patent agents who desire a better understanding of the complex and ever-changing practice of intellectual property law. To accommodate the diverse needs and experiences of degree candidates, the program may be pursued full-time and completed over two semesters or completed part-time in less than five years.
Due to the diversity of courses offered, degree candidates interested in pursuing the MS in Intellectual Property Law should consult with the Center to plan a specific degree program tailored to their needs.
- » Substantive Law Overview (ITP 800, 2 Credits)
- » Introduction to Legal Analysis (ITP 805, 1 Credit)
- » Law of Patents (IP 415, 2 Credits)* General IP Track
- » Substantive Patent Law I (IP 400, 3 Credits)* Patent Law Track
- » Copyright Law & Practice (IP 406, 3 Credits)
- » Trademark Law & Practice (IP 403, 3 Credits)
*Candidates are required to take only one of these courses.
- » Accelerated Trial Advocacy for IP Attorneys (IP 430, 3 Credits)
- » Advanced Patent Clinic (IP 439, 2 Credits)
- » Advertising Law (IP 417, 2 Credits)
- » Antitrust & Misuse Aspects (IP 411, 3 Credits)
- » Art Law (IP 425, 1 Credit)
- » Bankruptcy & IP (IP 460, 1 Credit)
- » Biotechnology Patent Law (IP 464, 3 Credits)
- » Business Franchise Law & Practice (IP 418, 2 Credits)
- » Comparative & International Patent Law (IP 494, 3 Credits)
- » Copyright Litigation (IP 427, 1 Credit)
- » Cultural Property & Museum Law (IP 446, 2 Credits)
- » Entertainment Law (IP 419, 2 Credits)
- » International Copyright Law (IP 455, 1 Credit)
- » International Trademark Law (IP 414, 2 Credits)
- » IP in Business Organizations (IP 470, 2 Credits)
- » IP Licensing (IP 407, 3 Credits)
- » Legal Writing for IP (IP 428, 2 Credits)
- » Master Class (IP 429, 1 Credit)*
- » Music Licensing (IP 436, 1 Credit)
- » Patent Law: Statutory & Regulatory Fundamentals (IP 449, 2 Credits)
- » Patent Office Practice (IP 402, 3 Credits)
- » Protection of Computer Software Inventions (IP 451, 2 Credits)
- » Publishing Law (IP 443, 1 Credit)
- » Right of Publicity & Protection of Personality (IP 423, 3 Credits)
- » Sports Law (IP 426, 2 Credits)
- » Substantive Patent Law II (IP 401, 3 Credits)
- » Trade Secrets Law (IP 440, 3 Credits)
- » Trademark Litigation (IP 409, 2 Credits)
- » Transnational Enforcement of IP Rights (IP 450, 3 Credits)
*Master classes are offered on a variety of advanced IP topics.
Please review each course description to determine what prerequisites apply.