University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Summer Institutes

Annual IP Summer Institute (IPSI)

The Franklin Pierce Center for IP's Intellectual Property Summer Institute, established in 1987, is the most comprehensive academic summer program in intellectual property law and licensing (technology transfer) in the United States. Each year, the Intellectual Property Summer Institute (IPSI) includes students from the Franklin Pierce Center for IP, students from ABA-accredited law schools, and intellectual property attorneys and professionals from around the world.

IPSI brings together scholars, practitioners, government officials, and students in a single forum. Participants interact and share their diverse experiences and perspectives in a pleasant and relaxed New Hampshire environment, with mountains, lakes, seashore and golf courses nearby.

Courses are intensive, yet the atmosphere remains informal. Much of the curriculum is devoted to the development of sound practical intellectual property skills while other courses are more theoretical or international in approach. Up to 6 credits may be earned in five weeks in this concentrated, intensive program. Law students may gain professional practice skills, enabling them to "hit the ground running" when they enter intellectual property practice.

Advanced Patent Law Institute

The new Advanced Patent Law Institute at the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property is a two-week advanced certification program created especially for

  • Patent attorneys, agents, and examiners
  • Managers
  • Other IP and business professionals

It is a unique combination of seminars, updates and networking opportunities featuring lectures and discussions on some of the most important current topics facing patent practitioners and IP-intensive businesses today.