The University of New Hampshire School of Law’s (UNH Law) Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property is seeking to hire a full-time professor of patent prosecution practice. UNH Law offers the most extensive selection of intellectual property courses in the country, exposing students to a wide range of cutting-edge intellectual property issues. As a pioneer in integrating intellectual property studies into legal education, UNH Law offers students the practical experience needed to handle innovation in today's complex environment.
UNH Law’s unique patent prosecution program is a crown jewel of its intellectual property education program. UNH Law is seeking a full-time professor to teach and direct its patent prosecution program. The person who is hired for this position must be able to teach and continue to develop a program of instruction that provides students with the skills needed to prosecute patent applications, including claims drafting and patent application preparation and procedures. The course includes a weekly lecture component that is given by the patent prosecution professor and small sections with practicing patent attorneys that are managed by the patent prosecution professor. By the end of this two-semester program, students will have drafted a complete patent specification and claims, responded to various USPTO Office Actions, and learned to prepare additional documents for filing with the USPTO.
The position may also entail teaching a smaller capstone patent prosecution practice class or, subject to curricular needs and the interest of the successful applicant, a class outside the patent prosecution program. The position may be structured to accommodate individuals interested in combining teaching responsibilities with an ongoing law practice or other professional obligation.
Qualified candidates must hold an advanced degree in law (J.D.), be registered as a patent attorney with the USPTO, have considerable experience prosecuting patents, and have familiarity with the America Invents Act of 2011. Prior teaching experience is desirable, but not required.
The University of New Hampshire School of Law is strongly committed to diversifying its community and we welcome expressions of interest from, or nominations of, professors who contribute to that diversity. The University of New Hampshire School of Law is an equal opportunity campus and encourages any candidates who will contribute to the excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service.
Review of candidates will begin upon receipt. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and a resume listing references to:
Professor of Law
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property
Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301
Tel. (603) 228-1541, ext. 1115
Employer Type: Educational
Job Location: Concord, New Hampshire