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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Intellectual Property Law for Engineers Minor

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A minor in Intellectual Property Law is available to students in the College of Engineering.  An Intellectual Property Law Minor will be granted on the completion of the following 19 cr hrs.


** Students with knowledge of American Government from high school may seek a waiver of the POL 10100  prerequisite. This exception is not guaranteed, but can be sought from the instructor of POL 46000 .

And any 6-credit hours (3cr of legal and 3cr of technical courses) from the following approved elective requirements*


* Provided the 19 hrs are successfully completed with a grade of  “C” or better in all of the courses, then an Intellectual Property Law Minor will be awarded. A grade of “C- or lower” in any of the minor courses is not adequate to fulfill the minor.

Generally, all of the above prescribed minor courses must be taken at the Purdue West Lafayette campus to be eligible for the Intellectual Property Law Minor. The only exceptions to this rule are as follows:

  1. One equivalent transfer course from another university can be used if it is a core course and comes from an ABET-accredited program, or
  2. One equivalent Purdue substitution may be used if it is deemed equivalent to the prescribed minor course and acceptable by the home School of the student.

No more than one substitution from either of the above two categories is acceptable for the Intellectual Property Law Minor.


Students interested in pursuing a career in a Intellectual Property Law are strongly recommend to contact Mark Janis (BS ChE 1986, Purdue University; Professor of Law and Ira C. Batman Faculty Fellow, Indiana University Maurer School of Law 1989, mdjanis@indiana.edu; http://www.law.indiana.edu/) early in their academic program to discuss specific Schools of interest, the applications process, the interview process, and the admission exam (LSATS, etc.)

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