Educational Resources

Intellectual Property Education at MIT

The TLO engages in a variety of educational efforts within the MIT ecosystem including hosting seminars on technology transfer and intellectual property topics of interest, serving as guest lecturers in MIT classes and seminars, and participating in student and departmental entrepreneurial competitions as judges or reviewers.

If you would like to request someone from the TLO participate in an MIT seminar, class, or competition, or if you have suggestions for a seminar topic of interest that the TLO could provide, please contact


Independent Activities Period:

MIT observes a winter break from classes in January during what's referred to as the Independent Activities Period (IAP). MIT departments, faculty, and staff offer an array of for-credit and not-for-credit courses during this period, many of which are open to the public. Please see the IAP site for more information about these courses. To browse the TLO offerings, please see

To access presentation materials from past TLO IAP seminars, please visit our IAP resource page here.