Inventors and companies use patents to bring new ideas to market and generate revenue. The Law School’s rich Patent Law program from University of Minnesota combines traditional study of the complexity of patent law with project-based learning about business strategies and extensive practical hands-on training. We prepare you for a multitude of careers in patent-intensive industries, from medical technology to computer software.
When you finish, 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. You also will create a portfolio of practice-based work, including drafting a patent application, drafting a licensing agreement, presenting a patent strategy and presenting opportunities for innovation.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
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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.Schedule IELTS
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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 ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Transcripts from each college or university you have attended are required. Unofficial transcripts must be submitted electronically with your application.
Standardized tests are not required, but you may optionally include a score (e.g., GRE, GMAT, LSAT) with your application if you would like it considered.
International students must also meet the requirements of 37 CFR 11.6(c)
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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