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Lincoln Law School of San Jose

MLS in Intellectual Property Program

Many companies run into challenges when protecting their internal innovations and the expansion of their ideas and products. To meet these challenges, companies often turn to intellectual property specialists and patent agents to meet their specific needs. Lincoln Law School of San Jose’s flexible online Master of Legal Studies in Intellectual Property (MLS IP) program deepens your understanding of the IP laws on patents and prepares you for an expansion of your own career and marketability as an IP professional.

Graduates of Online Master of Legal Studies in Intellectual Property Law have many career opportunities in various industries. Career examples include but are not limited to:

  • Patent Agent (Requires Patent Bar Exam)

  • Technology R&D Manager

  • Product Licensing Professionals (Patent Brokers)

  • Individual Inventors

  • Product Entrepreneurs

Admission Requirements

60 semester or 90 quarter units of completed college work. A Bachelors’s degree is not required.

  • Completed Application

  • Resume or CV

  • (2) Letters of Recommendation

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended

  • Personal Statement


Flexible Online Program. The standard curriculum is 33 units and is designed to take 2 years for students entering in the Fall Semester. Students should contact the Admissions Coordinator for additional information.

Except as provided in rule 4.30 of the Admissions Rules (Legal Education in a foreign state or country), completion of a professional law degree program at this law school other than for a Juris Doctor degree does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy requirements for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction. A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the student intends to qualify to sit for the bar examination or to be admitted to practice for information regarding their legal education requirements.