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UMUC Center for Intellectual Property (CIP)

The Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) is one of the many UMUC Centers and organizations that offer programs for professional development, located at the Largo Academic Center, and is accessible to alumni, students and faculty. The Center for Intellectual Property has been providing a critical forum for authoritative information and programming about intellectual property management since 1999.

The CIP specializes in providing dynamic, highly interactive experiences for participants in programming devoted to intellectual property issues. The CIP staff provides training and also partners with experts in the field, both scholars and practitioners, for continuing education activities to ensure participants have a rewarding experience.

UMUC Alumni are invited to become members of the Center for Intellectual Property at the annual individual member rate of $60. Member benefits include 20% discounts off Copyright Leadership and Management, a non-credit, 8-week online certification course, plus access to FREE monthly Community Conversation webinars; the File Library, digital archive of conference sessions, white papers and tutorials; legislative alerts, consulting services and much more.

In 2012, the Graduate School of UMUC, in partnership with the CIP, introduced a new postbaccalaureate certificate focusing on mass digitization, publication, and distribution of intellectual property. The new Graduate Certificate, Intellectual Property, Digitization and Digital Media is now offered to anyone interested gaining a competitive edge in the growing number of IP-intensive occupations.

To find out more about the Center for Intellectual Property and its member benefits visit More information about the IP, Digitization and Digital Media graduate certificate can be found at