Course work in the IPMM Program tracks the life cycle of intellectual property from its inception to full exploitation. Courses include doctrinal as well as skills instruction and practice with real-world problems and real-world solutions. The coursework is designed to build confidence in working with researchers and others who create the IP we focus on.
Coursework is taught by both experienced practitioners as well as instructors from all five academic disciplines which incorporate the IPMM program—and allow students to take addition additional electives from whichever ones interest them most. During the program you'll collaborate with other students as a cohort, drawing upon each other's experiences and ideas. Courses, with linked descriptions, include:
- Context/Introduction and Protecting IP (initial “bootcamp” course)
- Acquiring IP
- Global IP Management
- IAM Methodologies and IP Assessment
- IP and Business Strategy
- Managing the Creative Process
- Maximizing IP Value
- Patent Analytics and Landscape Reports
- Capstone Class (final course)
The IPMM program is primarily a residential program and can be completed at our Chicago campus with about 10 months of full-time study (30 credit hours) starting in August of each year through the following May.
However, students also have an option to attend the IPMM Program on a part-time or remote basis. All part-time and remote students will need to complete the two-week intensive courses that take place at the start and end of the program in residence in Chicago. The remainder of the courses may be taken online, with remote students attending courses virtually. Online students can still join and network with on-campus students for project work by forming virtual teams.
We also specifically offer our Patent Analytics & Landscape Reports course online. This 10-week course is typically offered in the summer term with classes beginning in May.