The Intellectual Property Law certificate program fosters the knowledge, skills, and values that the contemporary intellectual property lawyer needs in the rapidly changing and challenging environment of intellectual property. Using the intellectual property law field as a lens, you will learn how to apply foundational legal concepts in diverse intellectual property settings, including litigation, transactional work, and prosecution. This program will expose you to the foundations of intellectual property law and ensure familiarity with key concepts, laws, policies, institutions, skills, and values in the intellectual property field.
The intellectual property certificate program builds core competencies in three key domains: (1) knowledge (including the key concepts, theories, doctrines, laws, policies, systems, and institutions in the intellectual property field); (2) lawyering skills (including cognitive, analytical, problem-solving, collaboration, and communication skills); and (3) professional values and ethics (including developing a mindset that promotes the responsible, civil, and ethical practice of law). These three domains reflect what competent lawyers should know, what they should be able to do, and how they should act as professionals. The core knowledge, skills, and values competencies are addressed in the certificate requirements.