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Required Courses

All 7 are required

Principles of CopyrightsBUSA-40539

Units: 3.00

$525

Copyright law protects music, architecture, writing, computer programs, plays, websites, dance, and visual arts. While appearing simple on the surface, copyright law is deep with complexity. Participa...

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Typically Offered: Winter, Summer

Principles of PatentsBUSA-40537

Units: 3.00

$495

How are inventions protected? From obtaining a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to enforcing the rights granted thereby, this course thoroughly explores aspects of the U.S. Patent Sys...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Principles of TrademarksBUSA-40538

Units: 3.00

$525

Trademark law protects any word, symbol, design, device, logo or slogan that identifies and distinguishes one product from another. In this course, you will learn about the Lanham Act, federalization...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer

Patent ProsecutionBUSA-40540

Units: 3.00

$525

This course covers the patent process in detail and includes application, prosecution responses, and continuing applications using a practical approach. We will analyze PTO forms and particular attent...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer

Patent and IP SearchingBUSA-40541

Units: 3.00

$525

Do you need to assist your company with novelty or patentability searches? Are you involved in trademark selection? This course will walk you through the use of the USPTO website, Trademark Electroni...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer

Advanced Issues in Intellectual PropertyBUSA-40542

Units: 3.00

$495

Advanced Issues in IP Law. This course explores the role of patent professionals in Intellectual Property. We bring in a number of subject matter experts to try to give the students a chance to delv...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Intellectual Property LawBUSA-40263

Units: 2.00

$425

Explore the basic concepts of intellectual property. The nuts and bolts of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets are explained in layman's terms. Real-life examples and "war stories" are i...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Elective Courses

Minimum of 2 units required

Biotech Patent LawBUSA-40716

Units: 2.00

$425

Intellectual property rights are essential to the survival of life science companies. This course presents critical information to create and maintain the proprietary position required for commerciali...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer

Foreign Patent ProsecutionBUSA-40624

Units: 2.00

$425

Gain a thorough understanding of foreign patent protection and filing strategy with a focus on PCT practice. The number of PCT Contracting States is currently 123 and growing. It includes all the in...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer

Patent DraftingBUSA-40682

Units: 2.00

$395

Learning to write a patent application, a complex legal document, is fundamental to securing a patent and being able to enforce your rights for years to come. This course covers the patent drafting p...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Computer and Software LawBUSA-40391

Units: 2.00

TBD

This course will provide developers, vendors and users of computer systems with basic knowledge of intellectual property law as applied to software and the Internet – including strategies for protecti...

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Advisory Board

Mark Abumeri, J.D.

Partner

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

Bernie Greenspan

Intellectual Property Consultant

Greenspan IP Management

Hani Sayed, J.D.

Associate

Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Leonard Svensson, Esq.

Partner

Birch, Strewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP

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This certificate requires an application before taking any courses. There will be a $0 fee to apply to this program. Students will also be required to pay a $95 certificate fee upon enrollment into the program after acceptance. View the complete Certificate Registration and Candidacy Guidelines.