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  • NEW! Intellectual Property Management, Digitization and Digital Media Post Baccalaureate Certificate (Credit) Program. The certificate in intellectual property, digitization and digital media covers the legal, technical and business fundamentals of intellectual property (IP) management relating to digitization and digital media and explores the emerging consequences and opportunities within this field. The program is designed to enhance your IP management skillset and help you navigate the complex questions that arise from using and publishing digital media. This certificate is offered in partnership with UMUC's Center for Intellectual Property, a pioneer in intellectual property management education and research. Apply today!


Professional Development Certificate in Intellectual Property Management and Leadership

2013 Online Sessions

  • IPNA 601 Open Access
    January 14–25, 2013
  • IPNA 603 Fair Use
    January 28–February 8, 2013
  • IPNA 600 Foundations
    March 18–May 10, 2013
  • IPNA 606 Intellectual Property Management Best Practices
    June 17–28, 2013
  • IPNA 605 Global Intellectual Property Management
    July 22–August 2, 2013
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The Center for Intellectual Property Handbook

As more and more instructional material is delivered through the Internet, you have the awesome responsibility of informing patrons, faculty and staff about the proper use of digital content on your campus networks. Where do you go for guidance? This comprehensive manual provides you with an overview of the policy and legal issues that need to be considered—as well as potential solutions—when meeting the various challenges posed by the networked campus. More details and ordering information



The information presented here is only general information. Legal advice must be provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship specifically with reference to all the facts of the particular situation under consideration. Such is not the case here, and accordingly, the information presented here must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney. 

Legal matters concerning University of Maryland University College should be referred to the university's Office of Legal Affairs at 301-985-7080.

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