The Michelson 20MM Foundation

The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property

NACCE has partnered with the Michelson 20MM Foundation to launch an intellectual property (IP) education pilot through community colleges across the country. IP curriculum covers the essentials of patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and more. IP comprises 45 percent of the country’s total GDP today and represents 80 percent of the market value of all publicly traded companies in the United States. The pilot program began in December 2016 and continues to expand among NACCE member community colleges.

As a result of this pilot, the Michelson 20MM Foundation launched one of its flagship initiatives, the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (Michelson IP). They provide instructors, students, and creators with first-of-a-kind resources about patents, copyrights, trademarks, and more - all for FREE!

Interested in hosting an event to help grow IP awareness at your campus? Michelson IP can help!

“Hacking IP: Considerations for Early Stage Startups and Entrepreneurs” is a multi-city activation series to help increase IP awareness and build strong regional communities amongst businesses, startups, students and legal organizations. Each event will feature a panel of regional IP experts with a focus on critical advice and IP lessons to best support today's innovators, entrepreneurs, and inventors.

Apply below to receive technical and financial support to host an event in 2020.


Are you a faculty member with a legal background or a strong understanding of intellectual property? Are you passionate about teaching IP?

The Michelson 20MM Foundation and NACCE have renewed their joint commitment to closing the IP education gap and seek faculty to serve in the NACCE & Michelson IP Educator in Residence Initiative!


Current NACCE Member Users:

  1. Anne Arundel Community College
  2. Antelope Valley College
  3. Borough of Manhattan Community College
  4. Central Piedmont Community College
  5. City College of San Francisco
  6. Coastline College
  7. College of DuPage
  8. College of Lake County
  9. College of Marin
  10. Columbia College
  11. Community College of Aurora
  12. Cuyamaca College
  13. Delta College
  14. El Centro College
  15. El Paso Community College
  16. Fayetteville Technical Community College 
  17. Fox Valley Technical College
  18. Glendale Community College
  19. Harper College
  20. Hartnell College
  21. Hillsborough Community College
  22. Housatonic Community College
  23. Houston Community College
  24. Irvine Valley College
  25. Ivy Tech Community College
  26. Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington
  27. Kansas City Kansas Community College
  28. Kauai Community College
  29. Lorain County Community College
  30. Los Angeles City College
  31. Macomb Community College
  32. Metropolitan Community College
  33. MiraCosta College
  34. Mohawk Valley Community College
  35. Moreno Valley College
  36. Morgan State University 
  37. Mount San Jacinto College
  38. Napa Valley College
  39. Nicolet Area Technical College
  40. Northampton Community College
  41. North Idaho College
  42. North Seattle College
  43. Northwest Arkansas Community College
  44. Nova Scotia Community College
  45. Ocean County College
  46. Orange Coast College
  47. Paradise Valley Community College
  48. Pasadena City College
  49. Prince George's Community College
  50. Red Rocks Community College
  51. Rio Hondo College
  52. River Valley Community College
  53. Rockland Community College
  54. Sacramento City College
  55. Sandhills Community College
  56. San Diego Community College District
  57. San Diego Mesa College
  58. Santa Barbara City College
  59. Santa Monica College
  60. Santa Rosa Junior College
  61. Sierra College
  62. Snow College
  63. Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
  64. Spokane Community College
  65. Springfield Technical Community College
  66. Stanly Community College
  67. Sussex County Community College
  68. Tacoma Community College
  69. Tarrant County College
  70. Valencia College
  71. Victor Valley College