Graduate Certificate in Intellctual Property (Online)

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law
5 semesters
Part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

About this program

Graduate Certificate in Intellctual Property (Online)

The Graduate Certificate is designed for lawyers, students, business executives, patent or trademark practitioners, technology managers or professionals who want to gain substantial knowledge and practical skills through academic coursework.

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.

Admission requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score, taken within three years from the time of application submission. If you have earned an undergraduate university degree where the language of instruction was English, no TOEFL or IELTS examination is required. However, you must have signed documentation from an administrator at the university confirming English language as the medium of instruction. The University Of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School Of Law’s Institution Code is 3396 for TOEFL. No code is required for IELTS. No other test of English language proficiency will be accepted.

Accepted TOEFL scores:

  • Paper: 550
  • IBT: 80

Accepted IELTS score: 6.5

The Admission Committee may waive the proof of language ability requirement under compelling circumstances.

For more information about admission requirements, Please visit the school website.

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Program content

Residential Candidate Requirements

LIP 894 American Legal Process and Analysis I

Online Candidate Requirements

  • LIP 944 Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
  • LIP 954 Patent Law
  • LIP 961 Patent Practice and Procedure I
  • LIP 962 Patent Practice and Procedure II

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the school website for more information.

Program delivery

Ranked a top-10 law school to study IP since the rankings began nearly 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 semester. Online students begin in August or January and can complete the degree part-time in up to five semesters.


Graduate Certificate Programs Tuition & Fees

  • NH Resident:$1,140.00
  • Out-of-State Resident:$1,290.00


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 graduate certificate in intellectual property law from the IP powerhouse. Designed for nonlawyers 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. This 15-credit graduate certificate can be completed online or on campus.

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UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law

University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law has been a powerhouse for nearly five decades, offering a top-ranked US legal education in global innovation and Top 10 Intellectual Property Law program in the USA. We offer a traditional...

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UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law

2 White Street
03301 Concord NH
United States of America (USA)

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