Intellectual Property Studies

  • Online Distant Learning Available

Represent yourself or others as a Patent Agent or Patent Attorney

The IP Clinic allows students to have a “hands-on” experience working with professors, inventors, businesses, and other professionals. Students work to secure clients’ rights in trademarks and patents.

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Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree or the equivalent background in a math or science-related field of study listed in the Patent Bar requirements is required for students wishing to participate in the patent program. All 2nd – 4th-year law students qualify for Trademark studies, assuming completion of the prerequisite course as well.

  • Patent Attorney Program (JD + IP Studies)
  • Patent Agent (IP Studies)
  • 8 Units
  • Fully Online Program Available


The standard curriculum takes 1 year for students entering in the Fall Semester as shown below.  Students should contact the Admissions Coordinator for additional information. 

IP Survey
1 unit

IP Clinic
2 units

Patent Bar Review
1 unit

Patent Prosecution
2 units

Patent Clinic
2 units

Except as provided in rule 4.30 of the Admissions Rules (Legal Education in a foreign state or country), completion of a professional law degree program at this law school other than for a Juris Doctor degree does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy requirements for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction.  A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the student intends to qualify to sit for the bar examination or to be admitted to practice for information regarding their legal education requirements.

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