Interactive IP Training for Professionals
Training On Demand So You Can Stay In Demand
In today's fast-paced, competitive markets, intellectual property strategy and protection drives both innovation and sustainability.
PIT offers flexible IP courses for engineers, inventors, scientists, entrepreneurs, and corporate employees designed to fit into your busy lifestyle.
With some of the nation's top IP minds as faculty and advisors, you're assured to receive quality, hands-on IP training that immediately benefits your employer, business, or invention.
We Offer Our Students
Complete IP Curricula
Basic and advanced training in patent, trademark, and copyright law.
Train on your own schedule wherever you are.
Curriculum content delivered via live stream, video, handouts, on-line quizzes, and exams.
Access to hiring law firms and corporate sponsors looking for professionals with your knowledge and skillset.
A Few Facts About Intellectual Property
Whether you're a sole inventor, start-up company, or corporate entity, all should have an IP strategy from Day 1. Did you know that improper disclosure of your inventive idea can prevent you from receiving a patent and ultimately forfeit your rights to the core technology of your company? To learn how to avoid costly mistakes, attend the IP Boot Camp to discuss these and other issues with practicing IP professionals.
Did you know that you don't have to go to law school or even pass the Patent Bar to be hired as a Patent Practitioner? For instance, with just a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and practical experience, you can find employment as a Technical Specialist with a law firm. Above passing the Patent Bar, practical experience is the best way to show a potential employer that you have what it takes to be an asset to their law firm.
Employment by Degree Type
Did you know that Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering are the top degrees for employment within the intellectual property industry? Get the training you need today to make the transition into this budding field and utilize your technical degree in ways you never thought of.
Top 3 Questions for Engineers, Scientists, and Inventors
1Q. Why don't I have to go to law school to practice patent law?
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office provides a limited legal recognition for engineers & scientists to practice in a quasi-legal capacity under the Patent Bar, without going to law school.
2Q. Can I find employment without taking the Patent Bar?
Yes. If you are properly trained, law firms and corporate entities will hire you as a Technical Specialist or Patent Engineer – even without having passed the Patent Bar.
3Q. Are there more opportunities and better pay for patent practitioners?
Yes. Depending on your technical background, there are more opportunities for engineers and scientists as patent practitioners and generally a substantially higher starting salary.
PIT Satellite Locations
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
In addition to our on-line courses, PIT offers in-person IP classes around the country.
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