Suffolk University Law School’s intellectual property program was ranked 19th in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “2015 America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

Suffolk Law offers a comprehensive curriculum of intellectual property (IP) classes that include a concentration in IP, a patent law specialization, an IP Certificate for executives and an emphasis on international practice through the Law School’s summer program in Lund, Sweden.

“Our intellectual property program provides in-depth traditional classwork, advanced studies and skills-based coursework to foster creativity and entrepreneurship,” said IP concentration co-director Andrew Beckerman-Rodau. “A majority of IP attorneys in the Boston area are Suffolk Law School graduates.”

The Law School’s intellectual property program was ranked 26th in the nation in 2012.

Highlights from the intellectual property program:

  • The IP curriculum provides a strong theoretical base combined with skills-based courses such as drafting IP licenses, patent prosecution and claim drafting.
  • The Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic allows students to work collaboratively with Suffolk University MBA students to provide legal and business advice to artists, inventors and startup businesses.

“This is great acknowledgement of the depth and breadth of Suffolk Law’s skills programs that combine traditional legal training with in-depth preparation for practice in the real world,” said Law School Dean Camille A. Nelson.