College of Law patent program recognized

The College of Law’s Master’s of Legal Studies with a Patent Practice Emphasis program recently was discussed in an article by Kathy Pretz in The Institute.

The article, “Become a Patent Agent,” addresses the growing trend of engineering majors seeking work as patent agents.

Dean Douglas Sylvester was quoted in the article, saying he believes there are great career opportunities for non-lawyer patent agents in today’s economy, especially for those with an engineering or science degree.

“We’ve heard from law firms and other employers that they plan to step up hiring of patent agents,” Sylvester said.

The deadline to apply for the fall 2013 semester is July 30. The tuition is $38,000, which covers 14 credit hours in the fall, 11 credit hours in the spring and five credit hours for a summer session.