Course in IP Management and Valuation: Congratulations to the First Graduating Class!

August 23, 2017

On July 19, 2017 17 students from seven countries graduated from the inaugural Specialized Course in Intellectual Property (IP) Management and Valuation, which was jointly offered by the WIPO Academy, the LUISS Business School and the Italian Patent and Trademark Office.

The graduating class of 2017 celebrating by throwing their hats in the air
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Which topics were covered?

The course exposed students to a range of IP topics including:

  • Industrial and IP law
  • International IP granting procedures
  • Innovation management
  • IP in universities
  • IP-enabled business models
  • IP data analysis
  • Emerging issues in IP
  • Business and IP valuation

What our graduates are saying

The graduates of the 10-week program had a very positive reaction to the course.

The objective of joining the program was to learn about intellectual property from a global standpoint, and the course has definitely helped advance my knowledge. The guest lecturers were extremely beneficial.

Apoorva Anand Conjeevaram, an Indian graduate student at the University of Michigan
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The course is an invaluable asset for anyone wishing to specialize in IP management.

Thembani Melusi Nkabinde, a Candidate Attorney from South Africa
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Graduates’ goals

Several graduates from the course hope to pursue careers in the field of IP, and many wish to contribute to the development of a stronger IP environment in their countries.

As soon as possible I would like to organize a seminar on the protection of trademarks in the countries of the Middle East. I would also like to contribute to the welfare of my country by advocating for the importance of innovation and IP management in a developing country.

Daryoush Gorji, a lawyer from Iran
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