Gain a foundational understanding of Intellectual Property Law Basics with an innovative online certificate program offered through a partnership with Aspen Publishing, a global legal solutions provider. Learn from Suffolk University Law School’s renowned educators—experts in Intellectual Property law—who know how to teach subject matter that engages and resonates with students.

Suffolk Law is home to a top-ranked Intellectual Property law program including patent, copyright, trademarks and trade secrets. Created by Leah Grinvald, Stephen M. McJohn, Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Loletta Darden, and Jennifer Karnakis, our Intellectual Property Law Basics online certificate program presents an exciting opportunity for those involved with new technologies and products to gain a distinct career advantage.

Dealing with legal issues related to products of the mind that have commercial value, Intellectual Property law is a burgeoning field pertaining to a wide array of disciplines. This certificate program imparts essential knowledge and is ideal for business professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, para-professionals, practicing lawyers, academic administrators, and current law students looking to gain an advantage in a competitive job market.

Flexible & Customizable Learning Options

Our Intellectual Property Law Basics online certificate program comprises four modules covering each of the major areas within this field of practice: patent, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Completing all four modules will afford a distinct career advantage since a sound Intellectual Property strategy to protect such intangibles as ideas and brands will require an understanding of a combination of legal issues related to patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Self-Paced Study for Working Professionals

Available on-demand, our Intellectual Property Law Basics certificate program is perfect for working professionals in today’s busy world. Program participants can learn at their own pace as they watch engaging videos, answer questions on quizzes, and complete exercises to help consolidate their understanding of Intellectual Property law.

Suffolk University Law School has been approved by Massachusetts to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

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