"The key to our success – as it has always been – will be to compete by developing new products, by generating new industries, by maintaining our role as the world’s engine of scientific discovery and technological innovation. It’s absolutely essential to our future.”
~ President Barack Obama, November 17, 2010
There is never been a better time to increase your professional standing with industry focused professional development courses to increase your value in the market place, your knowledge in the market and your ability to solve issues for your organization. The Center for Intellectual Property uses the leading experts in the areas of Intellectual Property Law, Management, Patent Management and Intellectual Property Valuation.
The Rise of Intellectual Property in the Global Market Place
According to a March, 2012 report by the United States Department of Commerce entitled Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus, IP and its related industries are critical to the U.S. economy.
- Intellectual Property-intensive industries contributed $5.06 trillion to the U.S. economy or 34.8 percent of GDP in 2010.40 million jobs, or 27.7 percent of all jobs, were directly or indirectly attributable to the most IP-intensive industries in 2010.
Merchandise exports of IP-intensive industries totaled $775 billion in 2010, accounting for 60.7 percent of total U.S. merchandise exports.
The Business Case for Professional Development in Intellectual Property Management
"Money is being left on the table because few people in the market can view IP from various standpoints at the same time and develop interdisciplinary strategies. As a result, IP-based wealth is not being leveraged to its fullest extent.”
[Ghafele, R., Hundertmark, S., Reboul, Y. & Wurzer, A. 2007. It’s time to rethink IP education, Intellectual Asset Management, London: UK. December/January 2007, 28-32]
Professional Development Certifications
The Center for Intellectual Property offers The Intellectual Property Management & Leadership Professional Certification. An online program consisting of the Foundations Course and your choice of one of four electives. For more information ..... 2013 Professional Certifications...