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The Legal Impact

Never miss an episode by subscribing on Apple, GoogleStitcher, and Spotify! University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law’s legal experts give the legal angle on the latest news topics. Subjects covered range from U.S. Supreme Court decisions, sports law, technology, and more. 

Opinions discussed are solely the opinion of the faculty or host, and do not constitute legal advice or necessarily represent the official views of the University of New Hampshire and UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law.

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IPSI 2022 in the Rich Room

All About IP: The Legal Impact Podcast Round-Up

Friday, September 23, 2022
Over the course of the summer, several guests spoke on topics related to intellectual property law  in conversations with A. J. Kierstead on the weekly podcast of UNH Franklin Pierce, The Legal Impact. Read More
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The Legal Impact: Patenting Human Genes

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Professor Jorge Contreras, James T. Jensen Endowed Professor for Transactional Law and Director of the Program on Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, discusses the legal impact of patenting human genes, especially as it relates to the 2013 SCOTUS decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. Also discussed is the introduced "Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2022," which would explicitly overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling in Myriad. Read More
IP professor Ann Bartow

The Legal Impact: Copyright Jurisprudence of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Rebroadcast: Professors Ann Bartow and Ryan Vacca join the show to talk about their article on the copyright jurisprudence of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This article was just published in the Nevada Law Journal. Read More
William Murphy

The Legal Impact: Digital Assets and the UCC

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Professor Bill Murphy discusses the Uniform Commercial Code updates to handle virtual currencies, blockchains, and other digital assets; as well as what it means for laws being created. Read More
Michael McCann

The Legal Impact: UFC Footage and Lawsuit against NCAA

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Professor Michael McCann discusses his recent Sportico articles covering the UFC suing a production company for use of footage and a unique case made by the NCAA in a lawsuit. Read More
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The Legal Impact: Search, Seizure, and Mar-a-Lago

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Professor Buzz Scherr discusses the procedure for search and seizure related to the FBI raid at Mar-a-lago searching for classified documents not returned by President Donald Trump. Read More
Stan Kowalski

Profiles: Stanley Kowalski

Thursday, July 28, 2022
Professor Stanley Kowalski is a PH. D., UNH Franklin Pierce’s International Technology Transfer Institute Director, a Senior Lecturer, and even a class of 2005 alum. Get to know more about his background and why he entered the legal field. Read More
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The Legal Impact: Standards-Related Essential Patents and FRAND

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Professor Ilkka Rahnasto, Senior Vice President at the Marconi Group, discusses the role of Standards-Related Essential Patents and FRAND in the intellectual property space. Read More
John Greabe

The Legal Impact: Church and State in the Eyes of SCOTUS

Thursday, July 14, 2022
Professor John Greabe discusses the trend of the US Supreme Court breaking down barriers between church and state with decisions around education funding, abortion, and public prayer. Read More
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The Legal Impact: Patents, Pharmaceuticals, and Biopharmaceuticals

Thursday, July 7, 2022
Professor Richard Kurz, JD '10, of Haug Partners LLP, discusses the latest in intellectual property trends in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. Read More