Intellectual Property (LL.M.)

Intellectual Property (LL.M.)

Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property

As a top 10 IP law program in the United States for more than 25 years (as ranked by U.S. News & World Report), the University of New Hampshire School of Law has one of the most respected and comprehensive patent law and practice programs in the country.

Why get an LL.M. degree in intellectual property law?

If you already have a law degree or equivalent experience and are looking to immerse yourself in the study of intellectual property law, this LL.M. program with a focus on patent law is for you. You’ll learn the fundamentals of obtaining, maintaining, and enforcing patents, and will explore differences between domestic and international regulations. Our online courses are drawn in part from our patent law and practice curriculum, among the most comprehensive in the country, and all of our online offerings touch on current issues shaping IP law today. This flexible master of laws program may be completed online or on campus (online program features focus on patent law).

Why choose UNH for your degree?

UNH Law and the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property are longstanding leaders in intellectual property law, ranked No. 5 for IP law by U.S. News & World Report, and ranking among the Top 10 in the country for more than two decades. You’ll work with highly experienced faculty and enjoy access to a global network of influential IP practitioners. As a full-time student online or on campus, you’ll complete your degree in 12 months. Need more flexibility because of work or family commitments? Complete your degree as a part-time student, online or on campus, in three to five years.

Potential careers

  • IP attorney 
  • Patent attorney

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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.

Our LLM in IP is available in residential, limited residential, and online formats (online and limited residential focus on patent law.)

Residential Candidate Requirements
LIP 801Graduate Legal Research and Information Literacy1
LIP 894American Legal Process and Analysis I3
LIP 895American Legal Process and Analysis II2
Electives: choose a minimum of 3 courses from the following (minimum of 7 credits)7-9
LIP 912
Copyright Law
LIP 944
Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
LIP 950
Copyright Licensing
LIP 951
Technology Licensing
LIP 954
Patent Law
LIP 961
Patent Practice and Procedure I
LIP 977
Trademarks and Deceptive Practices
Additional Electives Required
Limited Residential Candidate Requirements
LIP 801Graduate Legal Research and Information Literacy1
LIP 894American Legal Process and Analysis I3
LIP 944Fundamentals of Intellectual Property3
LIP 951Technology Licensing2
LIP 954Patent Law3
LIP 961Patent Practice and Procedure I3
LIP 962Patent Practice and Procedure II3
LIP 913International and Comparative Intellectual Property3
Electives:
LIP 906
Patent Strategies for Business
LIP 928
Intellectual Property Management
LIP 997
Mining Patent Information in the Digital Age
Additional Electives Required
Online Candidate Requirements
LCR 923International Legal Research2
LIP 944Fundamentals of Intellectual Property3
LIP 954Patent Law3
LIP 961Patent Practice and Procedure I3
LIP 962Patent Practice and Procedure II3
LIP 913International and Comparative Intellectual Property3
Electives:
LIP 928
Intellectual Property Management
LIP 906
Patent Strategies for Business
LIP 997
Mining Patent Information in the Digital Age
LIP 918
Trade Secrets Law
LIP 957
Intellectual Property Crimes
LIP 977
Trademarks and Deceptive Practices
LIP 912
Copyright Law
Additional Electives Required

Explore Program Details

  • Start date: August 28, 2018
  • Due date/Application Deadline (this date is subject to change): April 1 priority
  • Duration: 24 credits
    • Full-time or part-time (Limited residential students must be full-time first semester.)
    • Part-time residential must complete degree within five years. Part-time online must complete degree within three years.
  • New York Bar eligibility for residential LL.M. students

Student Profile

Stutee Nag '18 and Ankur Sharma '18
LL.M. Intellectual Property Program

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