Learn about the program's unique curriculum, world-class faculty and convenient schedule. In just two years, you can earn your degree while still working full-time.
Richard Moss, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies
Executive Director and Co-founder, M.S. in Biotechnology Program
Kurt Zimmerman, M.S.
Director, Industry Engagement, SMPH
Director, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
Natalie Betz, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Faculty Instructor, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
Bryan Husk, M.A.
Assistant Director, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
Michele Smith, MS SCT(ASCP)
Program Manager, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
The Master of Science of Biotechnology Program brings together the expertise of the University of Wisconsin's world-class faculty, and the applied experience of the region's most successful biotechnology leaders from private industry.
Natalie Betz, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Faculty Instructor
Master of Science in Biotechnology
Dave Lewis, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer (former)
UW Carbone Cancer Center
The M.S. in Biotechnology program has over 300 alumni since its first graduates in 2004.
Each year the value of the alumni network strengthens as more students graduate and grow their careers.
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Intellectual property and patent law have influenced—and been influenced by—the development and commercialization of advances in biotechnology.
This course presents important core concepts, including intellectual property, patent law, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and patent litigation.
You'll learn about the types of intellectual property and how they fit together to protect a product or service. You'll understand the fundamentals of licensing and technology transfer and the important role of patent examines.
You'll also explore the unique aspects of early-stage intellectual property, including market dynamics, pricing and valuation.
Throughout the course, you'll develop a deeper awareness of how intellectual property and its protection interact with business, finance, regulation and ethics to shape biotechnology companies.
Here are some of the topics taught in this course:
Session 1: Class Overview; Patents
Session 2: Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets
Session 3: Determine the Value and Commercialization Strategy for Intellectual Property
Session 4: Examiner and Patent Searching
Session 5: Licensing Fundamentals and Case Study
Session 6: Patent Litigation
Session 7: Final Team Presentations
Prospective StudentsBiotech at UW-Madison
Students & AlumniAlumni Success Stories