Interested in participating in the Advanced LL.M/MSc programme of combined Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management, while enjoying the life in the Northern part of Europe? Go to Maastricht, the Netherlands.
The program is designed to train graduates to work as legal practitioners or management in knowledge-intensive industries and research institutes. The programme is divided into three terms, which are spread over one or two years, depending on whether the student is full or half time.During the first term, all students will learn the fundamentals of the law regarding knowledge valorisation and the protection of intellectual property.
They receive in-depth instruction in the workings of the EU and US systems of intellectual property protection. They also learn the form and function of international organisations, such as:
- World Intellectual Property Organisation;
- World Trade Organisation; and
- European Patent Office.
Students from both master's programmes follow the same programme structure into the second term, but with greater individual focus and more freedom to incorporate electives into the curriculum. During the third term, students will work on a master´s thesis.The advanced master in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (LL.M.) is primarily for lawyers and technology transfer officers, and offers a more generalised education in intellectual and property law.
The advanced master in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (MSc.) The MSc programme offered by Maastricht University may serve as a key step in preparing for the European Qualifying Exam. Please note that the profession of patent agent is highly regulated. Admission to the EQE is subject to precise requirements set by the EPO. These requirements include prior degrees obtained and work experience. See www.epo.org/patents/learning for information.