Patent Law Certificate, Law (JD)

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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
TRADE SECRET LAW
SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (Advanced Concepts in Patent Law) 1
SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (Advanced Intellectual Property; Cultural Property; or other approved topic)
TRADEMARK & UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW
BIOTECHNOLOGY PATENT STRATEGIES FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM 1
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL LAWYERS
INTERNET LAW
COPYRIGHT LAW
ENTERTAINMENT LAW
MUSIC LAW
ANTITRUST
SPORTS LAW
LEGAL DRAFTING (Patents) 1
LEGAL DRAFTING (IP Licensing; Trademark and Copyright; or other approved topic)
ADVANCED PATENT LAW 1
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SURVEY
EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (approved placement)
ART AND THE LAW
FIELD CLINIC SEMINAR (Technology and Intellectual Property)
FIELD CLINIC PRACTICE (Technology and Intellectual Property)
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