IP Management Strategy

Place of Study: St. Petersburg, Russia
Outcome (diploma or credits): Patent Engineer (ITMO University)
Duration: 2 years, 120 credits
Language: Russian, English
Application Deadline: 09 August 2022
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in economics, innovation, law, or technical/humanitarian background, excellent/good grades; CV & motivation Letter; intermediate level of English*
Tuition Fee: 305,000 rubles/year for international students

Program Description

IP Management Strategy is an interdisciplinary Master’s program combining the fields of engineering and management. Its graduates will become managers and experts at patent departments of innovative corporations or technical directors at startups. In the course of training, students will learn how to protect intellectual property efficiently in Russia and abroad through tackling the challenges of developing knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship and issuing patents for secret inventions. The program is based on the methodology of in-depth individualized training of students in consideration of partner companies’ demands, which makes graduates highly sought after on the job market.


The specialization is taught by practicing specialists in the legal protection of intellectual property. By choosing the Industrial and Copyright Law program, students will receive job-ready experience in creating, identifying, and protecting copyright projects, related rights, objects of patent law (inventions, utility models, and industrial designs), as well as means of individualization (trademarks, service marks, etc.). With the acquired expertise, students will be able to get a job as experts in the preparation of patent documentation for corporate needs, full-time patent specialists, as well as independent practicing specialists and potential patent attorneys. The program is implemented in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization and Rospatent.

Within this specialization, students will become familiar with the basics of organizing and managing intellectual property for business. During their studies, students acquire managerial competencies in terms of organizing and planning research activities for an enterprise, analyzing the results obtained, accounting for intangible assets, organizing the transfer of technologies and protecting service results of intellectual activities as objects of patent law, know-how and other formats. Graduates of the specialization can work as specialists in the field of intellectual property at large companies or heads of R&D departments. The program is implemented in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization and Rospatent.

Patent Analytics and Patent Consulting is the first specialization in Russia, which trains specialists in patent analytics. During the training, students will get an idea of how to organize a patent consultation in the interests of public and private customers, learn how to independently conduct patent research, as well as build industry patent landscapes. The specialization offers students an opportunity to work with modern software products in the field of patent search under the supervision of practicing experts. The program is conducted in English and implemented in collaboration with LexisNexis.


Program сontent

Industrial and Copyright Law

Corporate Management of Intellectual Property

Patent Analytics and Patent Consulting

*The applicants are required to pass entrance examination successfully.

How to apply?

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