Intellectual Property (Graduate Certificate)

Intellectual Property (Graduate Certificate)

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The Graduate Certificate is designed for lawyers, students, business executives, patent or trademark practitioners, technology managers or professionals who want to gain substantial knowledge and practical skills through academic coursework.

Why get a graduate certificate in intellectual property?

If you want to be an IP leader, shaping policies and practices globally at Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 100 firms and governments, earn a graduate certificate in intellectual property law from the IP powerhouse. Designed for nonlawyers looking to expand their understanding of IP, students learn from industry and scholarly experts at the forefront of the field. Experience hands-on learning through clinics like the International Technology Transfer Institute and the Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic. Benefit from immersive classroom experiences in locations like Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., and learn from IP experts at Apple, Dolby Laboratories, Fox Entertainment, Google, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, and Uber. This 15-credit graduate certificate can be completed online or on campus.

Why choose UNH for your certificate?

Rated a top law school to study IP, UNH Franklin Pierce is a leader in intellectual property legal education. Half the faculty are dedicated to IP, and students study at one of the largest academic IP libraries in the Western Hemisphere. Alumni work in more than 80 countries around the world at places like Arent Fox, Bayer, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Nintendo, PepsiCo., the USPTO, Venable LLP, and WIPO. Residential students begin in August and complete their degree in one semester. Online students begin in August or January and can complete the degree part-time in up to five semesters.

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Curriculum & Requirements

With more than 40 years of experience as an IP leader, UNH Law and the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property boast a talented faculty, a global network of influential IP practitioners, and a rich array of IP resources and programs. Take advantage of one of the most comprehensive IP curricula in the country and immerse yourself in a broad range of cutting-edge IP issues.

Residential Candidate Requirements
LIP 894American Legal Process and Analysis I3
Electives are selected from a list provided by the Program Director.12
Online Candidate Requirements
LIP 944Fundamentals of Intellectual Property3
LIP 954Patent Law3
LIP 961Patent Practice and Procedure I3
LIP 962Patent Practice and Procedure II3
Electives are selected from a list provided by the Program Director.3

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  • Available as a residential program and online
  • Program start date in August
  • Certificate must be completed in one semester
  • Apply at LSAC or through UNH Law
  • Bar track not available

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