Transatlantic Summer Academy

Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts


Our intellectual property program is unlike any other. Our students represent real entrepreneurs in their quest to launch new businesses and products and study the latest trends in the growing intellectual property legal field.


For one-week each year, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Bocconi University organize the Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy jointly with other schools and universities around the world.

The course features leading IP scholars and researchers from multiple countries in Europe and North America. The number of participants is limited to 50. Attendees must meet one of the following:
  • have a graduate degree in law, economics and engineering
  • have an undergraduate degree in law (subject to a selection procedure)
  • be a current American JD or graduate student
  • be a young researcher or professional working in TTOs

The program costs $1,200. Participants are responsible for booking their own travel, accommodation and meals.

A participatory and interactive teaching approach is used for all lessons, including business examples and studies, practical exercises and direct contact opportunities with IP operators and companies. Free tutor assistance is also available.

An optional daily recreational program is available in advance to participants and includes invitations to cultural and social activities at free or limited costs.

Attendance certificates are granted at the completion of the program. Bocconi University School of Law will request to "Consiglio Nazionale Forense (Italy)" to grant credits to Italian lawyers. For more information, contact ipsummer@unibocconi.it.
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