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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.
|LAW 447||PATENT LAW||3|
|LAW 344||COPYRIGHT LAW||3|
|LAW 271||TRADEMARK & UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW||3|
|TRADE SECRET LAW|
|PATENT & TRADEMARK SEARCHING|
|SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (Cultural Heritage, Intellectual Property, Patent Law, or other approved topic)|
|DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION LAWS|
|BIOTECHNOLOGY PATENT STRATEGIES FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM|
|INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL LAWYERS|
or LAW 333
|LEGAL DRAFTING (Art Market Transactions, IP Licensing, Trademark and Copyright, Patents, or other approved topic)|
|ADVANCED PATENT LAW|
|EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (approved placement)|
|ART AND THE LAW|
|FIELD CLINIC SEMINAR (Technology and Intellectual Property)|
|FIELD CLINIC PRACTICE (Technology and Intellectual Property)|
|FOOD AND DRUG LAW|
|DATA PRIVACY LAW: US & EU|
|Students may count one of the following courses offered through CDM:|
|INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT|
|DISASTER RECOVERY THEORY STRATEGIES|
|INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING|
|LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY|