Any Whittier Law School student may seek a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law. The Certificate Program gives students a solid grounding in the basic IP areas and allows students to study advanced electives in their areas of interest. To receive a Certificate, students must take all three core intellectual property courses (copyright, patent, and trademark law), earn six credits in intellectual property electives, and attend five or more intellectual property colloquia. Electives include courses such as Trademark Prosecution and Patent Drafting and Prosecution in which students learn the “nuts and bolts” of intellectual property practice, advanced courses in domestic and international IP topics in which students delve into the policies underlying intellectual property laws, and externships in which students get hands-on experience in intellectual property practice.
1) Required Core Courses
2) Six Additional Credit Hours From the List of Advanced Intellectual Property Electives. Recently Offered Electives Include:
3) Attendance at Five (5) or More Intellectual Property Colloquia