Intellectual Property Summer Institute: Curriculum & Faculty
(1 credit) Professor Douglas J. Wood, JD '76
This course will examine the fundamental legal principles governing advertising claims and practices and the various forums in which the principles are applied, e.g., the Federal Trade Commission, federal district courts, and the various self-regulatory systems, including the broadcast networks and the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau. [syllabus] (No required text)
Dispute Resolution in IP: Strategies & Alternatives
(1 credit) Professor Harrie Samaras
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has moved from a side course to the main course as a means for resolving many IP disputes. Companies of all sizes have limits regarding how much money, personnel and time they can afford to divert from their regular business operations to dispute resolution. And often seek to avoid escalating a manageable dispute into a costly and uncertain situation.
This course will explore how ADR can be used practically and strategically for resolving IP disputes, as well as, what are some of the business considerations and motivations for resolving IP disputes outside of the litigation context. [syllabus] (Book available in Bookstore for $89.95, ADR Advocacy, Strategies & Practice for IP Cases)
(2 credit) Professor Gordon V. Smith
An examination of the financial and economic principles that underlie the valuation and exploitation of intellectual property in business. Discussion includes accounting concepts and investment theory. [syllabus] (No required text)
Patent Portfolio Management
(1 credit) Professor Christopher Frerking
This course will focus on development and management of patent portfolios within an organization. Topics will include invention harvesting, strategic portfolio development, valuation, licensing and enforcement strategy, and administration of patent resources. While there is no formal prerequisite for the class, it is expected that students will have at least basic knowledge of intellectual property, including patents and patent law. [syllabus] (No required text)
Pharmaceutical Patent Law
(1 credit) Professor Raymond G. Arner
Pharmaceutical patents remain among the most valuable and litigated intellectual property assets on a global basis. This course will consider the regulatory review process for drugs, biologics, and medical devices including a discussion of regulatory exclusivities administered by the FDA.
The course will emphasize current issues in patenting, enforcing and licensing patented drugs, biologics and medical devices. It will also touch on recent biologics legislation and the major overhaul of the U.S. laws brought about by the America Invents Act.
A background in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, or biotechnology is not required. [syllabus] (No required text)
Social Media and the Law
(1 credit) Professor Jon M. Garon
Social Media and the Law provides an important context for lawyers and law students developing a proactive strategy for individuals and industries addressing new media. Individuals increasingly rely on social media for news, shopping, and community but have little control over their content or power to stop unauthorized use. Companies need the engagement with their customers but fear loss of good will or trade secrets from employee turnover; liability for content posted by employees and customers; and concerns over data privacy and security.
By integrating these topics into a single course, students will be prepared to solve their client’s social media questions and plan ahead for the challenges created by new media and new technology. [syllabus] (ISBN 978-0-314-27350-5, The Lawyer's Guide to Social Networking)
(2 credit) Professor Russell P. Hanser
This course will provide an overview of telecommunications law and policy in the United States. Topics covered will include (but will not be limited to) the following: the structure of contemporary telecommunications networks; the legal regimes governing inter-carrier payments, universal service, spectrum use, wiretapping, privacy and other consumer protections; and the role of law, politics, and economics in the policy-making process.
Special focus will be placed on issues arising from the sweeping technological and marketplace developments reshaping telecommunications regulation, including the growth of next-generation broadband networks and internet protocol applications. [syllabus] (New text may not be published in time for class, if not, professor will provide copies for the class)
(2 credit) Professor Mark G. Bloom, JD '92
Detailed drafting of clauses and agreements negotiated to implement creative business arrangements for licensing intellectual property from your client to another and from another to your client. Considers determinative financial factors and other practical factors in the context of actual licensing situations. [syllabus] (3 books required, ISBN 978-0-471-43233-3, Essentials of IP Licensing; ISBN 978-1-402-41060-4, Working with Contracts: What Law School Doesn't Teach You; ISBN 978-0-471-70727-1, The Art & Science of Technology Transfer)
Intellectual Property Summer Institute
Advanced Patent Law Institute
University of New Hampshire School of Law
2 White Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 513-5216