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Certificate in 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.

Required Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 447PATENT LAW3
LAW 271TRADEMARK & UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW3
or LAW 344 COPYRIGHT LAW
Select at least one elective course designated with a 13

Elective Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 226
TRADE SECRET LAW
LAW 250
SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (Advanced Concepts in Patent Law) 1
LAW 250
SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (Advanced Intellectual Property; Cultural Property; or other approved topic)
LAW 271
TRADEMARK & UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW
LAW 337
BIOTECHNOLOGY PATENT STRATEGIES FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM 1
LAW 338
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL LAWYERS
LAW 341
INTERNET LAW
LAW 344
COPYRIGHT LAW
LAW 357
ENTERTAINMENT LAW
or LAW 333
MUSIC LAW
LAW 402
ANTITRUST
LAW 441
SPORTS LAW
LAW 455
LEGAL DRAFTING (Patents) 1
LAW 455
LEGAL DRAFTING (IP Licensing; Trademark and Copyright; or other approved topic)
LAW 470
ADVANCED PATENT LAW 1
LAW 489
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SURVEY
LAW 524
EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (approved placement)
LAW 535
ART AND THE LAW
LAW 566
FIELD CLINIC SEMINAR (Technology and Intellectual Property)
LAW 567
FIELD CLINIC PRACTICE (Technology and Intellectual Property)
LAW 924
DATA PRIVACY LAW: US & EU
Students may count one of the following courses offered through CDM:
LAW 920
INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT
LAW 921
DISASTER RECOVERY THEORY STRATEGIES
LAW 922
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
LAW 923
LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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