Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property

Scholars of all levels are invited to participate in the Annual Academic IP Roundtable, hosted by the UNH Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property in Concord, New Hampshire. The event will feature Works-in-Progress presented by scholars from across the country and around the world.

The renowned law faculty at UNH Franklin Pierce will moderate lively discussions of participants’ scholarly work during the day-and-a-half Roundtable, which includes a full day on Thursday, October 20, followed by a half day on Friday, October 21. Proposals — consisting of a title and a brief description — of applicants’ topics should be submitted to Micky Minhas, director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, by September 10 for consideration.  

Micky Minhas

“You are welcome to come and talk about your paper confidentially, as a WIP conference can be a wonderful, safe space to test out ideas,” Minhas says. “We are also happy to provide additional opportunities to engage your work in more public venues, including an interview on our law school podcast or a written piece for our online blog.”

Acceptance of your work comes with free food and lodging costs on the law school’s scenic campus in Concord. In addition to scholarly discussions, the program also features evening social events and an opportunity to take full advantage of the New England fall foliage.

“It’s an exciting time in the world of Intellectual Property as the traditional topics of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets intersect with privacy, antitrust, data rights, and national security,” Minhas adds. “Our Roundtable promises to be a cutting-edge and lively discussion about the important issues of today. We encourage you to participate.”