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Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : the Class of 1978 - Part 1

The Class of 1978 marks a seminal year at Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law).  Out of this early group came many distinguished alumni (not to mention some real characters), who went on to do great things and make their mark in the world and in the practice of law.  What follows in this blog and the ones after this is a look back at that class on their day of graduation and a look back at the Class of 78 Reunion as well in 1998.  All this is, of course, in anticipation of the 2018 Reunion, upcoming in March.  In a number of cas

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Founding Documents I

This blog entry marks the first of several entries featuring documents, photos and other items from the very beginnings of the law school.  As you peruse the items, you will feel the driving energy and determination that gave birth to the first law school in New Hampshire, then known as Franklin Pierce Law Center.  It was during a dramatic time in history politically and culturally, and that dynamism carried over in the creation of the law center, as new students became participants in a new type of law school which would turn out practice-ready lawyers and advocates wh

New in IP Mall : Web Exlcusive Legislative History Reports of U.S. Design Patents Act and it Amendments

It is the mission of the IP Mall to offer unique content not avaiable on the open web. The most recent offering is The Legislative History Reports of U.S. Design

 

IP Librarian Embedded into Public Interest Patent Project

IP Librarian Professor Jon Cavicchi, as the UNH Law patent searching expert, has been embedded for the Fall semsester into the UNH Law ITTI Clinic. The Clinic, with a squad of patent students, is doing a patent landscape analysis of Chagas Disease vaccine technologes.

Was Uncle Sam Original or a Rip-off?

Uncle Sam mechanical banks have been on the American scene at least since June 8, 1886, when Design Patent No. 16,728, issued on a toy savings bank of its type. The basic delightful design has long since been in the public domain. The banks are well documented in collectors' books and known to the average person interested in Americana.

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Throwback Thursdays - Welcome Back Students!

“The Road goes ever on and on

Down from the door where it began.

Now far ahead the Road has gone,

And I must follow, if I can,

Pursuing it with eager feet,

Until it joins some larger way

Where many paths and errands meet.

And whither then? I cannot say.”

SLANT art now in Library as Supremes rule in Matal v. Tam

The Library has acquired four prints of SLANT art, created by members of a musical group composed of persons of Asian descent that had been party to a trademark disparagement suit. Tam applied to register the mark "The Slants," but the examining attorney refused on the basis of disparagement and the Board affirmed. The Federal Circuit, in an en banc decision, reversed. The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Federal Circuit.