Characteristics - Advantages of Our School
Education of IP professionals with advanced skills
The school curriculum is designed for students with a variety of background to become an IP expert. It is not necessary for them to have prior knowledge of laws or IP laws, because our School curriculum covers all the necessary fields to create advanced IP experts.
Strong support for acquiring national qualifications for a Benrishi(Japanese version of patent attorney) and other qualifications
Our school assists our students aiming at acquiring various national qualifications, such as a Benrishi license, national grades given through IP management skill tests, etc. The certain exemption of the national Benrishi examination is available to those who have graduated from the graduate school, which is beneficial to our students. To be more exact a person who had graduated from our school having certain number of the credits for specific subjects will be examined by the committee of the Benrishi examination and will be partially exempted from the first step of the examination for two years after the graduation. As to the second step of the Benrishi examination a person who had written a research thesis in certain areas in our school and have approved by the examining committee will be partly exempted from the optional area of the examination. Certain number of our graduated students have acquired such exemptions and passed the final step of the Benrishi examination.
Collaboration with local SMEs on internship
Our school provides students with wide opportunities for internships in various industries including SMEs, patent offices and law firms, through which they can experience how their acquired IP skills can contribute to IP practices. There are cases where certain number of the students having experienced in the internship have been offered to work for those companies which they have stayed and contributed as intern students.
Opportunities for global collaborations(CASRIP, JICA, Study Abroad Programs)
Our school provides a number of students with various opportunities for studying abroad, for instance, an IP summer intensive course operated by the CASRIP (Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property, at the University of Washington), with all expenses paid by OIT.
Overseas internship is also available as in our “Study Abroad Program” to our students in our associated universities and patent offices in Asia, Europe and the U.S.A, tuition being fully paid by OIT. Our students join as research assistants in our overseas researchers programs such as JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) program where students assist researches from outside Japan like from Latin America, through which students can gain a variety of international experience including English language communication skills.Our students join as research assistants in our overseas researchers programs such as JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) program where students assist researches from outside Japan like from Latin America, through which students can gain a variety of international experience including English language communication skills.
The Curriculum for working students
Our school accepts working people as students and provides a various convenience for them to study such as night course in a satellite campus near Osaka Station after their work and full Saturday lectures in our main campus so as to assist they can balance their work and study at our school to acquire the diploma for normally two years. We have started from 2014 the autumn (September) entrance to our school for working students and foreign students. Our school has a semester system and the school term normally begins in April and ends in March, but now opened to accept the students from autumn so as to expand the flexibility of the school term.