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Patent Law

University of Minnesota

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
52560 USD/year
52560 USD/year
43704 USD/year
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About

With a Master of Science in Patent Law from University of Minnesota, students with scientific and technical backgrounds leverage that knowledge to advance career opportunities in the booming area of patent law. This one-year professional master’s degree program is aimed at students who want to work in cutting-edge technology, helping inventors and corporations to bring innovations to market.

Overview

The Master of Science in Patent Law from University of Minnesota combines traditional study of the complexity of patent law with project-based learning about business strategies and extensive practical training. By the time you graduate, you will understand the science behind patents, the law that secures them, and the techniques to manage innovation and maximize the value of resulting patents.

Launch Your Career in the Legal Field

Graduates have gone on to a wide array of careers in patent-intensive industries ranging from medical technology to computer software. Many of our graduates take and pass the Patent Bar, going on to become patent agents (i.e., individuals who can work on, file, and initiate patent applications for clients). Patent agents are currently in high demand and the need continues to grow.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Patents
  • Patent Prosecution Practice 
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Patent Research and Writing
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Proseminar
  • Patent Prosecution 
  • Intellectual Property Transactions

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Scholarships are available, with priority given to applications received before January 1.

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Register and Create an Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Completed Patent Bar Eligibility Assessment Form
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52560 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    52560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52560 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    43704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43704 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Tuition does not include University and Law School fees, health insurance, books and supplies, or living expenses. 

Funding

Scholarships are available for exceptional candidates. All candidates are immediately considered for scholarships upon applying to the program. No separate scholarship application is required.

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.

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