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.