Intellectual Property law

Intellectual Property Concentration

Master of Legal Studies

[Learn about the Online MLS with a concentration in intellectual property.]

The MLS with a concentration in Intellectual Property is designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to understand and work with legal issues under the broad umbrella of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
The concentration also provides a solid background in patent law and patent practice for those interested in becoming a patent agent. Intellectual property is part of any business, whether designing and manufacturing new products protected by patents or trade secrets, using logos and names protected by trademarks, or producing writings, performances or advertising protected by copyrights. Whether you work in a large or small business, intellectual property issues will arise, and this program will help you recognize those issues and understand how to address them. 

Students may also be eligible to participate in one of the dynamic student-led organizations active in this area, such as the Arizona Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society (AIPCS), and the Journal of Emerging Technology.


LAW 501 - Procedure (3 units)
LAW 502A - American Common Law System I (3 units)
LAW 502B - American Common Law System II (3 units)
LAW 504 - American Public Law System (3 units)
LAW 507 - Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research (3 units) 
LAW 655R - Intellectual Property Law (2-3 units)
LAW 698i - IP Transactions (2 units)


First Level Electives

Complete two of the following listed courses:
LAW 655C - Patent Law
LAW 655B - Copyright Law
LAW 655A - Trademarks and Unfair Competition
Second Level Electives
Complete all remaining units for the necessary 30 units required for the MLS from the following listed courses (other than courses used to complete First Level Electives)
LAW 655C - Patent Law
LAW 655B - Copyright Law
LAW 655A - Trademarks and Unfair Competition
LAW 697Z - Patent Practice
LAW 697E - International Intellectual Property
LAW 618 - Antitrust Law
LAW 655V - Patent Litigation Fundamentals
LAW 696C - IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic
LAW 682 - Cyberlaw
LAW 696L - International Trade Law

[1] Although not all courses are offered every semester, a list of possible electives can be found on the course schedules pages.