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Certificate in Intellectual Property

To earn a Certificate in Intellectual Property, 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  Certificate Directors for Intellectual Property, Joshua Sarnoff and Ellen Gutiontov.

Required Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 447PATENT LAW3
LAW 344COPYRIGHT LAW3
LAW 271TRADEMARK & UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW3

Elective Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 226
TRADE SECRET LAW
LAW 246
PATENT & TRADEMARK SEARCHING
LAW 250
SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (Cultural Heritage, Intellectual Property, Patent Law, or other approved topic)
LAW 297
CUSTOMS LAW
LAW 328
DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION LAWS
LAW 337
BIOTECHNOLOGY PATENT STRATEGIES FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM
LAW 338
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL LAWYERS
LAW 341
INTERNET LAW
LAW 357
ENTERTAINMENT LAW
or LAW 333
MUSIC LAW
LAW 402
ANTITRUST
LAW 441
SPORTS LAW
LAW 455
LEGAL DRAFTING (Art Market Transactions, IP Licensing, Trademark and Copyright, Patents, or other approved topic)
LAW 470
ADVANCED PATENT LAW
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 728
FOOD AND DRUG LAW
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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