Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property

The IP Powerhouse

We are the law school for the information age, with a world-renowned intellectual property program. Our intellectual property program includes leading scholars and practitioners in the core IP fields of patent law, copyright law, trademark law, privacy, internet law, and law and technology. Our students adapt their legal expertise to constantly changing technologies and economies. Our alumni create IP strategy as professors, policymakers, government officials, and corporate lawyers in 80 different countries around the globe.


For Students

We offer extensive, cutting-edge IP courses that touch on current issues shaping IP law today.

We also offer experiential clinics, our exclusive Intellectual Property Summer Institute, and special student-focused IP events.

For Industry Professionals 

The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property is at the forefront of thought leadership on hot-button IP issues, ranging from data usage and sovereignty to privacy and antitrust to SEPs and injunctive relief. We bring together the most experienced practitioners and the most esteemed professors for debate, discourse, and IP insights you’ll find nowhere else. For more on the industry-leading events the Center offers.

For Alumni

We're a world-class destination for international policy-makers, attorneys, scholars, and students, and our graduate programs have been advancing the careers of attorneys from anywhere in the world for decades.

To join our prestigious alumni network, and get the benefits of the alumni experience—including seasonal newsletters, updates from the dean, class notes, and opportunities to participate in class-centered fun and games, and, of course, to network with the best of the best in the field, join the list by reaching out to

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Micky Minhas


Our Executive Director

Micky Minhas, JD/LLM '97, Executive Director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, has had a fascinating career and will now take that experience to lead our top 10 IP program. Learn about his background on The Legal Impact and on his profile page.

Our Faculty Director

Peter J. Karol, Faculty Director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, brings his vast experience as an IP scholar, teacher, and former law firm partner to the IP Center, in addition to his role as a law professor at UNH Franklin Pierce. Learn more about his background and experience on his profile page.

Peter Karol
Our Faculty

More than half of our faculty have intellectual property expertise. And while each one contributes something uniquely valuable to our program, they all have one thing in common: They are 100 percent dedicated to our students. Our IP faculty includes widely renowned experts in all areas of IP and information law, who are thought leaders in IP policy and practice worldwide. At UNH Franklin Pierce, we don’t just work with ideas, we work with people.

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Phone: (603) 228-1541