Manage IP Portfolios

Join the world of professional intellectual property managers. IIT's master's degree in Intellectual Property Management and Markets is a unique interdisciplinary program that prepares students from fields as diverse as engineering, business, science, technology and law for careers in intellectual property.

IPMM Program Contact Information

Master of Intellectual Property Management and Markets Program

IIT Downtown Campus
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661
P: (312) 906-5145

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Master of IP Management & Markets

Earning Your Master of IP Management & Markets Degree

The master's in intellectual property management and markets at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is the first degree program in the country to provide a foundational understanding of intellectual property that integrates perspectives and skills from five key disciplines:

  • Business
  • Computer science
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Law

Upon earning this degree, you'll be equipped to take strategic and leadership roles in leveraging and managing intellectual property whether through marketing, research and development, portfolio management, legal protection or business transactions.

A Rigorous Curriculum

Our program consists of about 10 months of full-time study (30 credit hours) starting in August of each year and running until the following June. Your course work will track the life cycle of intellectual property from its inception to full exploitation. Course will also include doctrinal as well as skills instruction and practice with real-world problems and real-world solutions. Electives covering basic instruction in the fields of engineering, law and business provide you with an opportunity to enhance or augment your prior education or business experiences. During the program, you'll collaborate with other students as a cohort, drawing upon each other's experiences and ideas. Finally, the Capstone Class provides an experiential learning opportunity integrating your newly acquired knowledge, experiences and expertise.

Instructional teams are drawn from five IIT colleges as well as from the world of IP practitioners. Your classes will also draw instructors from at least two disciplines.

IP Management and Markets Blog

  • Friday Must-Reads

    Apple lays out its new case against Samsung, says 50 patents could have been at stake (via The Verge) “At the heart of Apple’s argument is that the company changed the very face of consumer electronics with the iPhone in 2007, and risked nearly everything in the process. Moreover, Apple says Samsung took the fast track […]

  • Events – IIT Innovation Conferences

    May 14-15 - IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference The annual IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference connects thought leaders from industry, civic organizations, and government to explore how design can address the complicated problems facing society and business. April 10 – 11 - The Benjamin Franklin Project to Host Conference On The “Infrastructures of Creativity” “The […]

  • Monday Must-Reads

    The big news of the day is the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank oral arguments at 1 First Street NE. Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International (via SCOTUSblog) “Issue: Whether claims to computer-implemented inventions – including claims to systems and machines, processes, and items of manufacture – are directed to patent-eligible subject matter […]