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UNH Law Welcomes New Visiting Assistant Professor of IP

UNH Law welcomes Professor Stefania Fusco as its new visiting assistant professor of intellectual property. Fusco, who joins the faculty at UNH Law for the 2011-12 academic year, will teach International Intellectual Property and Property.

"We're delighted to welcome Stefania as our inaugural visiting assistant professor in IP," said Professor Mary Wong, director of UNH Law's new Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. "Her international background, teaching interests and research agenda are an excellent fit with UNH Law's global IP traditions. She will be a wonderful addition to the faculty, and I have no doubt she has a great future ahead as an IP scholar and law professor."

Fusco is a research fellow at Stanford Law School, where she received her doctorate degree in law in 2010 and her master’s degree in law in 2005. In 2003, she received an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and in 2001 she received an LLM from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Fusco, who is from Italy, received her Dottore in Giurisprudenza, a JD equivalent, from the Turin Law School, in Turin, Italy, in 1999.

Fusco’s current research for the Transatlantic Technology Law Forum at Stanford focuses on so-called patent trolls and other Non-practicing Entities (N.P.E.s) in the United States and European Union. She is widely published on IP issues, and her teaching interests include patents, trademark, corporate finance, international intellectual property, property, and EU Law.

“I’m very excited to begin teaching here and to have the chance to further develop my scholarship in such a great environment for my field of interest,” Fusco said. She was particularly interested in coming to UNH Law because of “the focus on IP, the fact that I felt scholarship in this field has significant support here.”

UNH Law's visiting assistant professorship in IP is a new initiative of the Franklin Pierce Center for IP and the only one of its kind in the US that focuses on developing the scholarly and teaching interests of young researchers in IP.