Increase the value of your science or engineering degree. Notre Dame’s new Master of Science in Patent Law 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.

America’s economy is increasingly focused on innovation-driven products, which must be legally protected, usually through patents. However, despite an exponential increase in new patent filings, the number of new patent practitioners registering with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has remained steady over the past five years.

In the one-year Master of Science in Patent Law program, you’ll learn about the newest developments in the patent legal world through a hands-on curriculum. You’ll be taught by currently practicing patent attorneys and agents. You’ll draft a real, fileable patent application based on a real, Notre Dame-owned invention.

Check out our Curriculum to find out what you’ll learn. 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 about the program, click below to request more information; and we’ll contact you personally within a couple of days.

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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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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Fri Apr 25, 2014

Lunch & Learn


Location: 149 DeBartolo Hall

Perry Saidman, a principal at Saidman Design Law Group, will be talking about design patents and trade dress. 

RSVP to Cathi Kennedy

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