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Patent Practice, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
The Masters in Patent Practice is designed to prepare students for careers as patent agents. Students 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.

Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intellectual Property Survey
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Agent Lab
  • Patent Bar Review
  • Commercialization and Intellectual Property Management
  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • An undergraduate or advanced degree in engineering, physical, biological or computer science
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: A non refundable application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted
  • Test Scores
  • Applicants must have a good academic record
  • Applicants will be expected to meet all of the undergraduate prerequisites for the proposed field of graduate study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2104 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2104 USD per credit and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    2104 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2104 USD per credit and a duration of 9 months.
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  • Master of Patent Practice - Up to 18 credit hours per semester - $17,500 per semester

Funding

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