Masters in Law

Patent & Intellectual Property Law

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Patent and intellectual property law is the branch of legal studies that focuses on developing, implementing and enforcing intellectual property rights such as copyrights, patents, trademarks or licenses. A patent is a set of rights that attributes exclusivity for producing, using and trading a product or a creative property. Protected products include all types of scientific inventions, intangible cultural contents, high-tech gadgets, and even aliments and ingredients.

Intelectual property law became increasingly important with the ongoing globalisation and the wide-spread use of copyright protected internet-content. It also incorporates other legal areas, such as contract law, tort law and litigation.

Law schools offer various curricula related to patent and intellectual property law as part of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or a Master of Laws (LLM) studies. Patent law degrees include cultural property and heritage law, cyber law, media and communication regulation, patent litigation, industrial property and many more. Universities offer a combination of patent knowledge with different specialisation studies in business ventures, entertainment and media, or in science, technology and engineering.

Careers prospects for graduates in intelectual property law include positions as patent lawyers, patent assessors, litigators, counsellors in intellectual property, licensing managers, and more.

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