Re-Invent Yourself.

Did you know that you can use your technical background in the practice of law? In fact, to be able to help others get patents for their ideas, you have to have a science or an engineering degree.

Notre Dame offers three ways for you to turn your technical degree into a legal career. The Master of Science in Patent Law is a one-academic-year on Notre Dame’s campus. We also offer two Certificates in Patent Prosecution – one at our classroom building in downtown Chicago, and one online. Any of these courses of study will teach you the information that you’ll need to pass the USPTO’s patent bar, and the skills that you’ll need to practice as a patent agent.

Check out our MSPL curriculum and our Certificate curriculum to discover what you’ll learn. Meet our faculty. Browse our blog for information about why patents are so important, to learn what’s going on in the program, and to meet our students. If you’re interested in learning more, click below to request more information; and we’ll contact you personally within a couple of days.

America’s economy is increasingly focused on innovation-driven products, which are usually protected from theft by patents. Despite an exponential increase in new patent filings, the number of new patent agents and patent attorneys registering with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has remained steady over the past five years. Join us at the MS in Patent Law, or in one of our Certificates, to become part of this sought-after group of technical and legal professionals.

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Notre Dame team wins top honors in 2014 Cardinal Challenge

Author: Notre Dame News


NanDio, a team of students from the University of Notre Dame, took first place in the 2014 Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge held Feb. 14-15 by the University of Louisville College of Business.

The team was honored for its business plan to commercialize an oral cancer detection device for dentists. All teams were judged on their written plan, the poise and professionalism of their presentation and the viability of their venture.

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Professional Science Masters programs drive positive career outcomes

Author: Catherine Kennedy

The Council on Graduate Schools (CGS) has recently released a study on the placement and success rates of a new group of professional programs aimed at helping science and engineering undergrads use their technical skills in new ways. These programs, termed Professional Science Masters programs (PSMs), are career- and skills-focused programs, that provide their enrollees with practical training in how to use their technical knowledge in the workplace. The MS in Patent Law is a program of this type, and has seen our graduates have similar success as that detailed in the article. Read more about PSMs in the CGS report

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Mon Jan 12, 2015

First day of spring classes


Spring classes start today for the MS in Patent Law and the online Certificate in Patent Prosecution…

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Fri Jan 23, 2015

Lunch and Learn



Featuring Amy Rinaldo from the Oakland Law Group…

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