The CIPL Certificate Program

Whittier Law School awards an Intellectual Property Law Certificate to students who complete the following course of study:

Attendance at five (5) or more IP colloquia*
Successful completion of all three IP core courses (9 units total):

Course Number Course Title
LAW 701 Copyright Law
LAW 702 Trademarks and Unfair Competition
LAW 703 Patent Law

Successful completion of 6 additional units selected from the list of Advanced Intellectual Property Electives:**

Course Number Course Title Course Number Course Title
LAW 355/720 Advanced Copyright Sem. LAW 918 International Protection of Computer Software
LAW 581 Advanced IP Law Seminar: Patent LAW 707 International Trademark Law
LAW 713 Antitrust and Intellectual Property LAW 590 Internet Law
LAW 344 Art and the Law Seminar LAW 708/928 Internet Law-Cyberspace
LAW 718 Biotechnology and Intellectual Property LAW 709 Licensing and Technology Transfer
LAW 719 Comparative Rights of Publicity LAW 427 Motion Picture Development & Production
LAW 306 Computers and the Law Seminar LAW 939 Music Law
LAW 704 Entertainment Law LAW 592 Patent Drafting
LAW 717 Intellectual Property Litigation LAW 710 Patent Prosecution
LAW 705 International Copyright Law LAW 716 Recent Issues in Intellectual Property
LAW 927 International Entertainment Law LAW 715 Rights of Publicity
LAW 379 International Intellectual Property LAW 711 Trademark Prosecution
LAW 706 International Patent Law LAW 712 Trade Secret Law
LAW 396 Cultural Property Law LAW 714 Valuation of Intellectual Property
    LAW375 Video Game Law

The following courses will also qualify for Intellectual Property Elective Credit for the specific instances identified below:

Course Number Course Title Semesters/offerings
LAW389 Business Transactions: The Art of the Deal 2011-12 (Prof. Flegelman)
Fall 2013 (Prof. Gibson)
LAW 911 Feature Film Financing Summers 2011 & 2012 (Prof. Johnson)
LAW549-02 Sports Law (4 units) 2011-12 (Prof. Donnini)

Students who wish to complete independent study projects involving intellectual property topics or externships focusing primarily on intellectual property issues may seek individual approval to count a limited number of credit units obtained in these activities toward the required six elective units of IP studies. Students may also seek individual approval to count a limited number of credit units for intellectual property-focused work performed in courses not listed above.

Students wishing to participate in the Center certificate program should complete a Declaration of Intent Form available through the Office of the Registrar.

*Students unable to attend colloquia live may seek individual approval for alternative arrangements.


**Some IP electives may be offered on a less-than-annual basis. Additional courses may be added to the list as they are offered.

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