With 50 years of experience as an IP leader, UNH Franklin Pierce boasts 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 and one of the most respected and comprehensive patent law and practice programs in the country and immerse yourself in a broad range of cutting-edge IP issues. Online students begin in August or January and can complete the degree full-time or part-time in up to five years.
Why get a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property?
Intellectual Property isn’t just for lawyers anymore. This lucrative field is changing at lightning speed, and understanding IP is crucial for navigating today’s digital world. Getting your Master in IP will prepare you for careers in biology, chemistry, engineering, and business management, just to name a few. 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.
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.
Requirements for the Program
Online Candidate Requirements
Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
International Legal Research
International and Comparative Intellectual Property
Patent Practice and Procedure I
Patent Practice and Procedure II
Intellectual Property Management
Electives Choose from:
Mining Patent Information in the Digital Age
Trademarks and Deceptive Practices
Trade Secrets Law
Intellectual Property Crimes
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.