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The GW Master of Patent Practice
Opening doors to a career in law, policy, science, or technology
Classes held at GW’s Alexandria Graduate Education Center
Innovation drives the economy and patents drive innovation.
In 2011 the USPTO granted a record number of patents in key sectors of our economy, such as electronics, communications, energy, and healthcare. As we see increases in patent applications and patents granted, we see increases in the need for patent professionals.
The Master of Professional Studies in Patent Practice is a 32-credit degree that focuses on US law, policy, practice, and engineering and includes material that will prepare you to sit for the patent bar. This program is open to college graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering, science, computer science, or other pertinent technical and mathematical focuses.
Graduates of the Patent Practice program will be eligible to work as patent examiners, patent agents, patent paralegals, or patent consultants.
The George Washington University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, whose purpose is to establish appropriate criteria and levels of educational excellent and effectiveness in colleges.
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The Master of Patent Practice degree is presented through the GW College of Professional Studies and is not affiliated with the GW Law School. While students in this program will study the laws of patents, they will not be licensed to practice law.