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.


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. Hartnell College
  20. Hillsborough Community College
  21. Housatonic Community College
  22. Houston Community College
  23. Irvine Valley College
  24. Ivy Tech Community College
  25. Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington
  26. Kansas City Kansas Community College
  27. Kauai Community College
  28. Lorain County Community College
  29. Los Angeles City College
  30. Macomb Community College
  31. Metropolitan Community College
  32. MiraCosta College
  33. Mohawk Valley Community College
  34. Moreno Valley College
  35. Morgan State University 
  36. Mount San Jacinto College
  37. Napa Valley College
  38. Nicolet Area Technical College
  39. Northampton Community College
  40. North Idaho College
  41. North Seattle College
  42. Northwest Arkansas Community College
  43. Nova Scotia Community College
  44. Orange Coast College
  45. Paradise Valley Community College
  46. Pasadena City College
  47. Prince George's Community College
  48. Red Rocks Community College
  49. Rio Hondo College
  50. River Valley Community College
  51. Rockland Community College
  52. Sacramento City College
  53. Sandhills Community College
  54. San Diego Community College District
  55. San Diego Mesa College
  56. Santa Barbara City College
  57. Santa Monica College
  58. Santa Rosa Junior College
  59. Sierra College
  60. Snow College
  61. Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
  62. Spokane Community College
  63. Springfield Technical Community College
  64. Stanly Community College
  65. Sussex County Community College
  66. Tacoma Community College
  67. Tarrant County College
  68. Valencia College
  69. Victor Valley College