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Conferences and symposia


2014-2015 Academic Year


USPTO Workshop and Roadshow

Sept. 15–16

 


2013-2014 Academic Year


The Intellectual Property Summer Institute

May 27–June 20

The Advanced Patent Law Institute

May 27-June 8

International Arbitration: Solving Commercial Disputes in a Global Economy

April 28, 2014

Comprehensive PCT Seminar

April 25-26, 2014

Cybersquatting: The Phantom Menace - Strategies for Prevention and Remediation with Lisa N. Thompson

April 24, 2014

Who is the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) with Kathy Sulentic

April 17, 2014

Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium

March 29, 2014

Calculating Damages in Patent Cases

March 25, 2014

Russia’s “Ban on Homosexual Propaganda” and impact on Sochi Winter Olympics

February 6, 2014

Ethics and the Law with Lisa Dolak

Nov 12, 2013

Third Annual Intellectual Property Scholars' Roundtable

November 8, 2013

A Town Hall Discussion on Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA and the Future of College Athletics

Nov 5, 2013

China Town Hall featuring former US Secretary of State Albright (via webcast) & Student Art Show

Oct 28, 2013

The Role of the IP Office in the International Arena: Mexico’s Case

Sep 30, 2013
 


Past Academic Years


Comprehensive PCT Seminar

Apr 26-27, 2013

The University of New Hampshire School of Law's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property will host the 15th Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The Comprehensive PCT Seminar is geared toward patent attorneys, patent agents, patent administrators, paralegals, and law students who are seeking in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

The one and one-half day seminar will include strategies for using the PCT as part of a comprehensive patent program, PCT rules of practice, and procedures for filing original international applications. It will also address recent changes to the PCT. A new module of the Seminar this year will focus on the implication of the America Invents Act on PCT practice.  All sessions will be held in UNH Law’s Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property building.


The Inaugural Robert Shaw
International Intellectual Property Symposium

Apr 25, 2013

Event proudly supported by:

The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property presents the Robert Shaw International Intellectual Property Symposium on International IP Practice and the America Invents Act at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, NH.

"In memory of the late Prof. Robert Shaw
Founder of the Franklin Pierce Law Center Patent Practice Program"


Managing IP Event Series

Apr 16 & 17
London, England

Apr 30
New York, NY

May 2
Chicago, IL

Managing IP magazine, in association with the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, invites you to attend their upcoming events in London, Chicago, and New York.

Events are free to attend for in-house IP and patent counsel, government officials, academics, and R&D professionals. All other UNH Law alumni will receive a 50% discount on registration fees.

International Patent Forum
Apr 16 & 17, 2013 – Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London

Launched in 2011, the International Patent Forum brings together 200 top officials, leading counsel at international corporations, and their advisors from across Asia, Europe and the Americas. To view the full agenda or to register, please visit: www.managingip.com/patentforum2013

IP in China: Growth & Opportunities for US Companies
Apr 30, 2013 – Grand Hyatt, New York
May 2, 2013 – Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

A unique opportunity to learn from and network with expert US corporate counsel and Chinese IP attorneys. To view the full agenda, or to register, please visit: www.managingip.com/IPinChina. CLE credits available.


Apple v. Samsung & the Smartphone Wars

Feb 19, 2013

The legal conflict between Apple and Samsung is one of the most extensive patent conflicts in history.  It spans many countries and has potentially huge enconomic impact.

J. Jeffrey Hawley

Join Professor Jeffrey J. Hawley, Distinguished Fellow in Intellectual Property at UNH Law, for a discussion of this important milestone in patent law.

The talk will be co-hosted by UNH Law's Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA) and Patent Law Forum (PLF).


Job Searching Strategies with Rajiv Patel ’95

Jan 24, 2013

UNH Law Hosts Grand Opening of Patent & Trademark Resource Center with Full Day of Public Events

Nov 1, 2012

Opening activities focus on electronic access to patent and trademark information and training for inventors, entrepreneurs, businesses, venture capitalists, and lawyers.

UNH Law Hosts 2nd Annual IP Scholars’ Roundtable With focus on "Intellectual Property and the Constitution

Sept 28-29, 2012


Trademark, Trials & Appeals Board

Sept 20, 2012

TTAB Comes to UNH Law

An Opportunity to See and Discuss a Live Oral Argument in an Inter Partes Case
Before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Without Going to Virginia,
Plus Two Great Trademark Presentations

Co-Sponsored by:
The Boston Patent Law Association and UNH School of Law

UNH Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH – Rich Room
1:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., followed by reception
CLE Credits will be applied for
Mark:  FOOTLONG for “sandwiches,” Opposition No. 91192657

we are bringing to UNH Law...
* Three judges from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office;
* Attorneys representing Subway fast food restaurants; and,
* Attorneys representing Sheetz of Delaware

Introduction and Welcome:  John L. Welch, TTABlog, Lando & Anastasi
Chief Judge Gerard F. Rogers, TTAB Practice and Procedure
Anne Gilson LaLonde, “Marching Ducks, Car Exhaust and the Soles of Very Expensive Shoes:  The Future of Nontraditional Trademarks”
Prof. Ashlyn Lembree, the PTO’s Law School Clinic Student Representation Program; Summary of Opposer’s case
Joshua Jarvis, Foley Hoag, Summary of Applicant’s case
Oral Argument before TTAB Judges Rogers, Mermelstein, and Bergsman
Panel Discussion and General Q & A with Audience
Moderator:   John Welch
Panelists: Josh Jarvis, Anne Gilson LaLonde, Ashlyn Lembree, et al.

read more>> UNH Law To Host Live Oral TTAB Argument in an Inter Partes Case


Open Source & Free Software: Collaborative Licensing, Communal Development & Commercial Considerations

    Aug 30, 2012

    The Licensing Executives Society and the Student Intellectual Property Law Association are pleased to announce their first seminar of the year scheduled at 11:45 a.m. in room 229.

    UNH Law's Christopher Frerking, Professor of Law and Director of the Patent Practice and Procedure Program, will be hosting speaker Professor Greg R. Vetter of the University of Houston Law Center.

    Read more about the Licensing Executives Society and the Student Intellectual Property Law Association.


Patent Litigation & The America Invents Act

May 18, 2012

Featuring:

DAVID KAPPOS, Under-Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property & Director, United States Patent & Trademark Office
His remarks are available on UNH Law's YouTube channel.

HON. RANDALL R. RADER, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
His remarks are available on UNH Law's YouTube channel.

Program:

Luncheon Keynote Address

  • David Kappos, Undersecretary for Commerce in IP & Director, USPTO

How the AIA will Change Patent Management Strategies

  • Paul Dacier, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, EMC Corporation Krish Gupta, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, EMC Corporation

Strategic Implications of AIA Post-Grant Proceedings

  • Lori A. Gordon, Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox Michael B. Ray, Managing Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox

New Rules & the Future of Patent Litigation

  • The Hon. Paul J. Barbadoro, US District Court for New Hampshire Arthur W. Coviello, Senior Associate, Wilmer Hale

Closing Keynote Address

  • The Hon. Randall R. Rader, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Networking Reception


14th Annual Comprehensive PCT Seminar

Apr 27-28, 2012

The University of New Hampshire School of Law's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property will host the 14th Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), on April 27-28, 2012 in Concord, NH.

Carol Bidwell and David Reed, US consultants to WIPO on PCT matters, will conduct the program.


SOPA, PIPA & Deputizing Intermediaries
to Enforce Intellectual Property Rights

Apr 12, 2012

The University of New Hampshire School of Law's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property presented a series of talks by technical, policy and legal experts on two controversial bills pending before Congress relating to intellectual property enforcement the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity & Theft of IP Act (PROTECT-IP Act or PIPA).Eric Goldman of Santa Clara Law

On Thursday April 12, Professor Eric Goldman, Director of the High Tech Law Institute at the Santa Clara University School of Law, presented "SOPA, PIPA & Deputizing Intermediaries to Enforce Intellectual Property Rights".

This event is available on UNH Law's YouTube channel.


Second Annual IP Café

Apr 7, 2012

Program:

  • Trademarks and Alternative Forms of IP Protection," Claire Zopf, Patent Attorney, Daniels Patent Law Meet Gray Chynoweth – Chief Operating Officer, Dynamic Network Solutions, Inc. Arts, Consignments, and Shield Law," UNH Law's Visiting Professors of Law, Catherine Bigley McGovern and Peter J. McGovern

Event sponsored by:

  • Entertainment Law Society Patent Law Forum International Intellectual Property Organization (IIPO)

When Wikipedia Went Black: Private Intellectual
Property Rights & Breaking the Internet

Apr 5, 2012

On Thursday April 5, Andrew Sullivan, Internet scientist and chief of labs at Dyn Inc., presented "When Wikipedia Went Black: Private Intellectual Property Rights & Breaking the Internet".Andrew Sullivan of DYN

In January of 2012, Wikipedia "went dark" for 24 hours. This was part of a massive online protest involving over 700 websites (including Google) against two bills pending in the US Congress. The bills are the latest in a long line of proposals to place controls on the Internet in order to solve widespread intellectual property piracy and enforcement problems in the online environment.

Andrew's talk showed why these proposals are both a bad idea and almost certainly doomed to failure. He focused on the Domain Name System (DNS), because it featured prominently in the recent proposals and touch on some alternative approaches that might have greater chance of success. Knowledge of the functioning of the DNS or of the specific proposals was welcome, but not necessary.

This event is available on UNH Law's YouTube channel.


The America Invents Act:
A Lecture Series by Judge Arthur Gajarsa

Mar 20, Apr 17 & Apr 20, 2012

Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, held a series of lectures this spring to discuss the changes in patent law due to the America Invents Act.

  • On March 20, Judge Gajarsa provided an overview of the new America Invents Act. This event is available on UNH Law's YouTube channel. On April 17, Judge Gajarsa discussed the new "First to File Patent System," which could prove to be one of the most important changes being made to US patent law. This event is available on UNH Law's YouTube channel. On April 20, Judge Gajarsa presented his third lecture in the AIA series. He spoke on "Post Grant Examination Proceedings" under the new law, which will mean major changes to US patent practice when the AIA takes effect this September. This event is available on UNH Law's YouTube channel.

Peter Yu to Kick Off UNH Law’s Distinguished Speaker in IP Lecture Series

Apr 14, 2011

Students Present Research to World Health Organization, WTO, WIPO in Geneva

Feb 17-18, 2011