Intellectual Property (LL.M.)

With 50 years of experience as an IP leader, UNH 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, and online formats.

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
Copyright Law
Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
Copyright Licensing
Technology Licensing
Patent Law
Patent Practice and Procedure I
Trademarks and Deceptive Practices
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
Intellectual Property Management
Patent Strategies for Business
Mining Patent Information in the Digital Age
Trade Secrets Law
Intellectual Property Crimes
Trademarks and Deceptive Practices
Copyright Law
Additional Electives Required

Student Learning Outcomes for Intellectual Property (IP), L.L.M. UNH Law graduates from the IP LLM program will demonstrate competency at the level of an experienced attorney in 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 to clients and the national and global legal systems of intellectual property rights; and
  • Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession focused on intellectual property practice domestically and internationally.