As a top 10 IP law program in the United States for 30 years (as ranked by U.S. News & World Report), the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law has one of the most respected and comprehensive patent law and practice programs in the country.
Why get a Master’s Degree 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 master’s in intellectual property law from the IP powerhouse. Designed for non-lawyers 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 and learn from IP experts at Apple, Dolby Laboratories, Fox Entertainment, Google, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, and Uber. The 30-credit masters can be completed on campus in one year.
Why Choose UNH Franklin Pierce for your Degree?
Ranked a top-10 law school to study IP since the rankings began 30 years ago, UNH Franklin Pierce is the 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 year.
With 50 years of experience as an IP leader, UNH Franklin boasts 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.
Requirements for the Program
Graduate Legal Research and Information Literacy
American Legal Process and Analysis I
American Legal Process and Analysis II
Select three from the following:
Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
Patent Practice and Procedure I
Trademarks and Deceptive Practices
Student Learning Outcomes
UNH Franklin Pierce graduates from the IP interdisciplinary Master’s or certificate program will demonstrate familiarity with these four areas:
Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law in traditional areas of intellectual property law and practice in the United States and internationally focused on patents, copyrights, and trademarks.
Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the context of traditional intellectual property law and practice in the United States and globally.
Exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities as a lawyer or other type of professional to clients or other relevant stakeholders and the national and global legal systems of intellectual property rights; and
Other professional skills are needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal or other professions focused on the practice or other use of intellectual property law domestically or internationally.