A look at Campbell Law School’s Patent Law certificate program

Campbell’s School of Law is located in downtown Raleigh. | Photo provided by Campbell University School of Law

In a high-tech world, patent rights have taken center stage for both start-ups and established companies. Many companies’ value lies in intangible assetslike intellectual property.

The Campbell Law School Certificate in Patent Law program (available fully online) provides professionals a platform to gain an in-depth understanding of intellectual property, particularly with patent law + patent drafting.

How it works:

  • Obtain the certificate in one year by taking one class in the fall and two in the spring. 
  • Students can opt to attend entirely online (remotely), but they must attend classes in real-time (synchronously). 
  • The application deadline is Fri., July 15. Learn more + apply

Meet a recent grad: 

Dana took advantage of the program’s flexibility by completing it online. | Photo provided by Campbell University School of Law

Dana Vouglitois is a resident of Boca Raton, FL + a graduate of the University of Miami. She is currently the associate director in the Office of Technology at Florida Atlantic University and recently earned her online Patent Law Certificate at Campbell. Here’s how her experience with the program went:

Q: What did you hope to gain from the program?

A: I hoped to gain a more in-depth understanding of patent law that would reinforce concepts I was previously familiar with and introduce new concepts that would enhance my overall knowledge in this practice area. 

Q: Do you feel the program met your expectations?

A: The program exceeded my expectations by providing a balance of foundational knowledge of intellectual property law, detailed analysis of patent law, and practical application of patent preparation and prosecution. 

Q: How will it help you in your career?

A: It will enable me to provide a higher level of service + make more informed decisions in my career. 

Q: How has your knowledge of intellectual property law increased?

A: My knowledge of intellectual property law has increased through a deeper level of appreciation for and mastery of the subject matter. I feel more confident using the knowledge + skills I gained in this program to advise others on this area of law. 

Q: What are your thoughts on the courses?

A: The courses covered every aspect of patent law that are likely to impact a variety of career paths. I appreciated the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of students. 

Q: What are your thoughts on the professors?

A: Professor Lucas Osborn was an engaging lecturer with an incredible level of expertise in patent law. Professor Emily Haas was great at educating students on how patent law works in real-world practice. 

Q: Share a fun fact about yourself.

A: In my career, I am always learning something new. I work with scientists, engineers, doctors, and many other kinds of researchers. I try to become a “mini-expert” in each area. 

Interested in the program? Learn more + apply by Fri., July 15.*