College of Law > Academics > JD > Certificate Programs > Patent Law
To earn a Certificate in Patent Law, a student must complete the 86 credit hours required for the Juris Doctor degree and satisfy all JD requirements. Within the elective course work required for the JD degree, a student must complete at least 15 credit hours from the listed courses and seminars and earn a minimum GPA of 3.20 in the Certificate courses. If a student takes more than 15 hours of courses from the approved list, all grades earned in those courses will be factored into the minimum 3.20 GPA requirement for the Certificate. Students may apply for only one Certificate.
Previously taught courses, courses offered in other DePaul Colleges, and new courses and seminars that may be added to the curriculum may qualify for the Certificate with approval.
Academic credits received from law school journals, including the Journal of Art, Technology and Intellectual Property Law, do not count toward the credits required for the Certificate.
For more information, contact the Certificate Directors for Patent Law, Anthony Volini and Ellen Gutiontov.
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