The Jagiellonian University together with the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland and the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO launches a new field of study in the field of intellectual property and new technologies.
The signing of a letter of intent concerning the introduction in the academic year 2018/2019 of the second-cycle Master’s Degree in “Intellectual Property and New Technologies” will be held on March 7, 2018 at Collegium Maius of the Jagiellonian University with the participation of the university authorities, the President of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland and representatives of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
The main goal of creating a new education direction is to prepare graduates to work in institutions and enterprises operating in the sphere of new technologies that require specific knowledge related to the use and protection of intellectual property. Due to the English-speaking nature of the new studies, graduates will be prepared for effective operation in an international environment, which is consistent with the requirements of the labor market both in the country and in foreign institutions and provides broad opportunities for future professional development.
Graduates of the new field of study will be prepared to take a job, among others in:
enterprises from the new technologies sector, both in the legal departments and other units operating in the field of intellectual property and new technologies;
law firms and law firms specializing in the field of intellectual property and new technologies;
governmental institutions operating in areas related to the subject of studies, both domestic and foreign as well as institutions of the European Union;
non-governmental institutions with the scope of activities related to the subject area of education;
graduation may also be a form of raising professional competences for students with legal education in order to increase professional potential on the labor market.
The Patent Office of the Republic of Poland would like to emphasize that the launch of a joint Master’s program in the field of intellectual property law in cooperation with the Jagiellonian University and WIPO – the world’s largest organization dealing with intellectual property issues – is a very significant event that increases Poland’s potential in terms of educating personnel necessary for the development of innovative economy. The World Intellectual Property Organization has a specialized WIPO Academy unit responsible for issues related to intellectual property education, which cooperates with the most significant educational institutions around the world. The decision to establish a formal cooperation of WIPO Academy with the Jagiellonian University is therefore very important for a significant extension of the educational offer available in Poland and is a recognition of high standards of teaching in Polish higher education, effective education policy in the area of intellectual property law and innovation, achieving the objectives of the White Paper as well as previous activities disseminating knowledge in this area conducted by the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland.