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 2019.


Current NACCE Member Users:

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