University of New Hampshire

School of Law

About the Franklin Pierce Center for IP

The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property is dedicated to global innovation

Working closely with academics, professionals, and government officials throughout the world, we aim to facilitate innovation by engaging in applied research and educating the next generation of IP professionals.

To intellectual property professionals and academics around the world, the name "Franklin Pierce” means world-class IP education and entrepreneurship.

Through our many achievements in IP, such as the largest academic IP library in the world (with the nation’s only dedicated IP Librarian), our world-renowned online IP Mall (an internationally acclaimed web-based research resource), and the International Technology Transfer Institute (which works with global partners on projects in developing countries), the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property is a global hub for innovation.

For 38 years, the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) has produced intellectual property lawyers who understand the challenges of doing business in a global economy. Our alumni start their careers with deep knowledge of IP law and practical, hands-on skills that serve to protect businesses and their long-term strategic interests.

Our new state-of-the-art building, our innovative curriculum, and our global network of alumni and partners all strengthen the law school’s longstanding focus on areas such as patent prosecution and landscaping, IP valuation, trademark and copyright practice, and IP licensing. Many of our alumni are heading global IP divisions and companies, and they will soon be joined by our current students as we lead the way in protecting the future of IP.

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