Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property

Summer Institute Syllabus

What You Will Learn

Introduction (July 16-17)*

  • Copyright/Trademark/Trade Secret Basics
  • Introduction to American Common Law System
  • Legal English
  • Introduction to U.S. Litigation

*strongly recommended for international students

Core Subjects (July 20-23)

  • U.S. Patent Law Basics
  • U.S. Patent Prosecution
  • U.S. Patent Litigation

High Technology Protection Summit (July 25-26)

Advanced Subjects (July 27-31)

Advanced Patent Prosecution Track

  • U.S. Interference
  • U.S. Patent Prosecution
  • U.S. Claims
  • U.S. Specifications
  • E.U. Patent Prosecution
  • Advanced Patent Cases
  • Advanced Patentability
  • E.U. Patent Enforcement

U.S. and E.U. IP Enforcement Track

  • U.S. Entrepreneurship
  • E.U. Patent Procurement
  • Technology Transfer
  • International Litigation
  • E.U. Patent Licensing
  • Advanced Patent Cases
  • IP Ventures & Open Innovation
  • E.U. Patent Enforcement
  • Technology Licensing
  • Damages

IP Management  Track

  • U.S. Entrepreneurship
  • IP Evaluation
  • Technology Transfer
  • IP Management
  • Advanced Patent Cases
  • IP Ventures & Open


  • Technology Licensing
  • Pharmaceutical Licensing
  • Global IP Portfolio Management
  • Internet Marketing
  • Angel Investors & Incubators
  • LOI & M&A Negotiation
  • Video Game Protection
  • Global Brand Strategy

Optional trip to Washington, D.C. (August 3–4)

At the conclusion of the Summer Institute, participants have the option of visiting the USPTO and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. Participants are responsible for arranging their own airfare & lodging and all related expenses. Limited to 25 participants. For more information, email Kris Lee at

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