Students in the Patent Practice program of Case Western Reserve University must be eligible to sit for the patent bar exam, which requires an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, or a physical or biological degree. This degree is a viable alternative for students who want to pursue a career in patent practice without having to take the full three-year JD. Merit scholarships are available.
High Demand for Patent Agents
This program is the first of its kind in Ohio, and one of only a handful in the nation. The demand for patent agents is growing. According to USPTO, there are about 11,000 registered patent agents. Because of the greater scientific expertise and the ability to prepare, file and prosecute patent applications, patent agents are in demand at many law firms and corporate legal departments.
National Median Patent Agent Salary: $121,000
A patent agent is one who has passed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) patent bar and is registered to file patent applications with the USPTO. Patent agents can work for law firms, practice as solo practitioners or work in the legal department of a company. They are also eligible to work as patent examiners at the USPTO. Many inventions are based on science, which is why patent agents possess a background in science or engineering before taking the patent bar.
More informationVisit official programme website
- IP Survey
- Patent Law
- Patent Preparation & Drafting
- Commercialization & IP Management
- 9 months
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- An undergraduate or advanced degree in engineering, physical, biological or computer science
- Personal Statement
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- TOEFL Scores (if applicable)
- Affidavit of Financial Support required for F1 and J1 visa documentation (if applicable)
International2230 USD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2230 USD per module and a duration of 9 months.
National2230 USD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2230 USD per module and a duration of 9 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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