Franklin Pierce Law Center will host a half-day symposium on “The Changing Innovation Landscape” on Friday, April 17, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Room 229. All students and practitioners alike are encouraged to attend. There is no cost to attend and no registration fees or paperwork is required. 3.3 New Hampshire Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are available. CLE credits for other states can be applied for on the day of the event.

The symposium, co-sponsored by the Student Intellectual Property Association (SIPLA) and the Licensing Executive Society (LES), will feature presentations on various intellectual property topics, including patent, trademark and copyright law from a balanced cross-section of representatives from intellectual property organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the law firm of Holland & Knight, Cray Computer Corporation, Coca-Cola Corporation and the law firm of Ropes & Gray. The symposium will be followed by a banquet reception.

For more details or other questions, contact sipla@piercelaw.edu.


As seen on Slashdot and Recording Industry vs. The People:

The Consumer and Commercial Law Clinic right here at Franklin Pierce Law Center has joined the fight against the RIAA, and have been defending a person targeted by the RIAA in New Hampshire, in UMG Recordings v. Roy.  The clinic provides law students the opportunity to represent clients while acting under the supervision of NH attorneys (law school faculty members).

According to the sources, the case is scheduled for trial in the Fall of 2009.

SIPLA would like to thank Tim Dewitt for his recent visit to Franklin Pierce.  As we mentioned previously, Mr. Dewitt spoke regarding a recent patent infringement case he litigated before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).  He contrasted the advantages and disadvantages of doing so from the perspective of a smaller patent firm.  If you missed his presentation, please feel free to download the powerpoint slides here.

Tim Dewitt of 24IP

Tim Dewitt of 24IP

Join us Tuesday, December 2nd, from 12:10-1:00 in Room 205 for the last SIPLA Lunch & Learn of the Fall Semester.

Tim DeWitt of the 24IP Law Group will be speaking about patent litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). The ITC is regarded as a rocket docket with a very demanding time line. Over the last few years, patent litigation has increased greatly at the ITC because of how quickly cases move through.

As usual, lunch is on us.

This is an SBA sponsored event.

Welcome SIPLA Members

Give us your opinion!  Comment and vote on the proposed changes to the school below.

Our top agenda items this semester are introducing the new IP students to the school’s IP cirriculum and professors, providing frequent lunch and learn events on interesting topics (DEKA, patent bar), and getting your input on the UNH merger and the school’s proposed name change to “New Hampshire School of law.”