University of New Hampshire

School of Law

Intellectual Property at UNH Law

The University of New Hampshire School of Law has long been one of the world’s premier schools for the study of intellectual property law.

UNH Law is a pioneer in training lawyers of all backgrounds and specialties to deal with technological and scientific legal issues while at the same time offering an internationally recognized program for specialists in patent law and related intellectual property fields.

Our graduates are employed in leading patent firms, corporate legal departments, software companies, and broadcast networks around the world.

UNH Law offers one of the most extensive selection of intellectual property courses in the country, exposing students to a wide variety of current intellectual property issues.

Through the recently established Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, UNH Law continues its mission as a pioneer in integrating intellectual property studies into legal education.

Our programs are designed for those with, and without, technical backgrounds.

Approximately 35% of students at UNH Law have the solid training in engineering or the physical sciences required for patent law.

The intellectual property programs are also designed for students specializing in those areas for which a science or technology background is not required:

  • Copyrights for literature, art, or computer software
  • Trademarks
  • Trade secrets
  • Licensing
  • E-Commerce
  • Cybercrimes

The Intellectual Property Library at UNH Law has been designated a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Library resources include all major formats and cover U.S., foreign, and international intellectual property titles. The collection spans 300 years of intellectual property scholarship, and it includes scholarly, practice, and news materials.

It is a depository of publications by the World Intellectual Property Organization. UNH Law also receives all significant publications of the Patent and Trademark and Copyright Offices as a GPO Depository Library.

The virtual IP Library includes the award-winning IP Mall website, which provides an invaluable online resource for intellectual property research and scholarship as well as current news and legal developments in intellectual property law. This site is visited more than 2 million times a year.

Other academic resources at UNH Law include IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review.


The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property is a driving force in the study of international and national intellectual property law and the transfer of technology.

It acts as a resource to business as well as scientific, legal and governmental interests in patent, trademark, trade secret, licensing, copyright, computer law, and related fields.


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