Conferences and symposia
2014-2015 Academic Year
IP Summer Institutes 2015:
Intellectual Property Summer Institute: May 26, 2015 - June 19, 2015 (possible exams on June 20, 2015)
Advanced Patent Institute: May 26, 2015 - June 12, 2015
INTA 2015 Annual Meeting, May 2-6, 2015
Comprehensive PCT Seminar 2015, April 24-25, 2015
IDEA: The IP Law Review and UNH Law Review invite you to this: Annual Student Note Symposium hosted by IDEA and UNH Law Review, April 17, 2015
Cybersecurity in the Film and Entertainment Industries, April 16, 2015
IP and Open Innovation: Challenges in Global Development, April 14, 2015
Advertising Law in the Sports and Entertainment Industries, April 10, 2015
IP Summer Institutes - Info Session, April 9, 2015
Licensing Executives Society (LES) Student Chapter Presents: Trademark Office Speaks on Non-Traditional Trademarks with Craig Morris, managing attorney for Trademark Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
The Arthur J. Gajarsa American Inn of Court November 18, 2014 - U.S. Supreme Court Patent Cases: 2013-14 Year in Review with Kevin J. Carroll, UNH Law Adjunct Professor, a Partner at Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
A Conversation with Noah McPike: Life on Music Row, October 16, 2014
USPTO Workshop and Roadshow, Septmeber 15-16, 2014
2013-2014 Academic Year
The Intellectual Property Summer Institute, May 27–June 20
The Advanced Patent Law Institute, May 27-June 8
Comprehensive PCT Seminar, April 25-26, 2014
Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium, March 29, 2014
Calculating Damages in Patent Cases, March 25, 2014
Ethics and the Law with Lisa Dolak, November 12, 2013
Third Annual Intellectual Property Scholars' Roundtable, November 8, 2013
The Role of the IP Office in the International Arena: Mexico’s Case, September 30, 2013
Past Academic Years
Comprehensive PCT Seminar, April 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.
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
April 16 & 17
New York, NY
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
April 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.
IP in China: Growth & Opportunities for US Companies
April 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. CLE credits available.
Apple v. Samsung & the Smartphone Wars, February 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.
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, January 24, 2013
Trademark, Trials & Appeals Board, September 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
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.
Open Source & Free Software: Collaborative Licensing, Communal Development & Commercial Considerations, August 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.
Patent Litigation & The America Invents Act, May 18, 2012
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.
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
14th Annual Comprehensive PCT Seminar, April 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, Aprill 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).
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, April 7, 2012
- 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, April 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".
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, April 17 & 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.
Students Present Research to World Health Organization, WTO, WIPO in Geneva, February 17-18, 2011