MLS in Intellectual Property

  • Flexible Online Courses

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Become An Intellectual Property Specialist

Many companies run into challenges when protecting their internal innovations and the expansion of their ideas and products. To meet these challenges, companies often turn to intellectual property specialists and patent agents to meet their specific needs. Lincoln Law School of San Jose’s flexible online Master of Legal Studies in Intellectual Property (MLS IP) program deepens your understanding of the IP laws on patents and prepares you for an expansion of your own career and marketability as an IP professional.

Graduates of Online Master of Legal Studies in Intellectual Property Law have many career opportunities in various industries. Career examples include but are not limited to:

  • Patent Agent (Requires Patent Bar Exam)
  • Technology R&D Manager
  • Product Licensing Professionals (Patent Brokers)
  • Individual Inventors
  • Product Entrepreneurs

Admission Requirements

60 semester or 90 quarter units of completed college work. A Bachelors’s degree is not required.

  • 33 Total Units
  • Become a Patents Specialist
  • Learn From Active Experts
  • Flexible Online Courses

Curriculum

The standard curriculum is 33 units and is designed to take 2 years for students entering in the Fall Semester, as shown below. Students should contact the Admissions Coordinator for additional information. 

First Year

Required Courses (8 Units):

Introduction to the US Legal System*
2 unit

Contracts*
3 units

Introduction to Intellectual Property
1 unit

Patent Application Drafting (a 2-part course)
2 units

Electives (1 Unit min.) choose from:

Business Associations*
2 units

CA Professional Responsibility*
2 units

Comparative Patent Law of EPO & US
2 units

Constitutional Law*
3 units

Criminal Law*
2 units

Data Privacy & Security (a 2-part course) 
2 units

Evidence* 
2 units

Patent Bar Preparation (a 3 part course)
3 units

Real Property
2 units

Torts* 
2 units

Trusts and Estates*
3 units

Required Courses (7 Units):

Introduction to Legal Research, Writing and Analysis
2 units

Civil Procedure
3 units

Intellectual Property Strategy 
1 unit

Patent Claim Drafting
1 unit

Electives (2 Units) choose from:

Business Associations
2 units 

CA Professional Responsibility
2 units

Comparative Patent Law of China & US (a 2 part course)
1 unit

Comparative Patent Law of EPO & US (a 2 part course)
2 units

Constitution Law*
3 units

Criminal Law*
2 units

Data Privacy & Security (a 2 part course)
2 units

Patent Bar Preparation (3 part course)
3 units

Real Property
2 units

Torts* 
2 units

Trusts and Estates*
3 units

Second Year

Required Courses (4 Units):

Legal Professionalism*
1 unit 

Patent Prosecution Skills* (a 3-part course)
3 units

Electives (4 Units) choose from:

Business Associations*
2 units

CA Professional Responsibility*
2 units

Comparative Patent Law of EPO & US
2 units

Constitutional Law*
3 units

Criminal Law*
2 units

Data Privacy & Security (a 2-part course) 
2 units

Evidence* 
2 units

Patent Bar Preparation (a 3 part course)
3 units

Real Property
2 units

Torts* 
2 units

Trusts and Estates*
3 units

Capstone Preparation (1 Unit):

Introduction to the Patent Clinic
1 unit

OR

Introduction to Master’s Thesis Preparation*
1 unit

Required Courses (0 Units):

None 

Electives (3 Units) choose from:

Business Associations
2 units

CA Professional Responsibility
2 units

Comparative Patent Law of China & US (a 2 part course)
1 unit

Comparative Patent Law of EPO & US (a 2 part course)
2 units

Constitution Law*
3 units

Criminal Law*
2 units

Data Privacy & Security (a 2 part course)
2 units

Patent Bar Preparation (3 part course)
3 units

Real Property
2 units

Torts* 
2 units

Trusts and Estates*
3 units 

Capstone (3 Unit):

Patent Clinic
3 units

OR

Master’s Thesis
3 units 

*These online courses are offered through a partnership with iLaw.