USF's faculty and students have been involved in the IP and technology fields for decades.
Students in the IP and technology LLM program come from diverse backgrounds, including law and science, and many have years of experience in the science and technology fields. The program is open to those with first degrees in law or who have a similar degree or are qualified to practice law in a foreign country. Patent and trademark practitioners are especially encouraged to participate in the program.
Skills training, including hands-on training through externships in Bay Area law firms and businesses and USF’s many in-house law clinics, and career development are key features of the program.
Much of what I’ve achieved in my career is thanks to USF's excellent professors who gave me a sound foundation in intellectual property law, which is key to my role as the head of Chile’s patent and trademark office.” Maximiliano Santa-Cruz LLM ’02 Director General of Chile's National Institute of Industrial Property Santiago, Chile”
Maximiliano Santa-Cruz LLM ’02 Director General of Chile's National Institute of Industrial Property Santiago, Chile