The Advanced Masters in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (IPKM) offered at Maastricht University offer a unique way for lawyers, graduates of science and technology or economics and business studies to learn about intellectual property and its role in innovation and economic development in an international classroom. IPKM offers distinct specialization tracks, such as an LLM degree focusing on comparative IP litigation and/or entrepreneurship, valorization and IP management, and an MSc degree for graduates of science and technology aspiring to become patent attorneys. The MSc degree is accredited by the European Patent Office (EPO) for EQE remission.
All education in the IPKM is offered in the form of Socratic teaching and problem-based learning using real-life cases. This integrated curriculum design makes it is possible for the students with diverse skills and knowledge and coming from diverse cultures to learn not only from the experts, but also from each other, most notably in the courses that all tracks have in common.
For research IPKM is embedded in the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation (IGIR), a renowned multidisciplinary research institute in international economic law based at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law, which is home to its resident and non-resident research fellows and PhD candidates in intellectual property law and policy. IPKM students hereby have access to seminars, expert lectures, and a vibrant research community. The IPKM is offered in a one-year intensive, or two-year part-time variant.