Launched in the fall of 2010, the University of New Hampshire School of Law's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property builds on the pioneering IP work that the school has been associated with since 1973.
In partnering with industry and governments around the world, the Franklin Pierce Center for IP will become a global hub for the intersection of intellectual property and economic development.
By bringing together its varied resources – including the only academic IP library in the United States – Franklin Pierce Center for IP faculty, researchers, students, and partners will work at the intersections of law, business, and technology to improve the rate of innovation in the global economy.
The Center offers the most extensive selection of intellectual property courses in the country, exposing students to a wide range of cutting-edge intellectual property issues. As a pioneer in integrating intellectual property studies into legal education, the Center offers students the practical experience needed to handle innovation in today's complex environment. And with a global network of successful alumni connected to the Franklin Pierce tradition, students have access to IP professionals in more than 80 countries.
Through the Franklin Pierce Center for IP, the University of New Hampshire offers LLM, Master's Degree and Diploma certificate programs in Intellectual Property and Commerce & Technology. Lawyers can add value to their JD or baccalaureate law degree with our LLM degree. Non-lawyers can enhance their professional training with our interdisciplinary Master's degree.