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Stephen T. Black

Stephen T. Black

    Professor of Law

    B.S., Brigham Young University
    J.D., Brigham Young University
    LL.M., University of Washington

    Professor Black’s primary areas of teaching and research involve federal taxation. Prior to joining Pierce Law, he was a principal shareholder in a tax boutique, where he was involved in domestic and international tax planning and represented individuals and businesses before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax agencies. He is a frequent speaker on tax and estate planning topics to groups of attorneys, CPAs, business owners and the public, and is actively engaged with the Standards of Tax Practice Committee of the ABA Section of Taxation. Professor Black is one of the authors of Family Law in Utah, a treatise that is used by the courts and by attorneys in Utah and developer of DocuPrepTM, a document preparation software product for attorneys. Professor Black has taught at Syracuse University, the University of Idaho, the University of Washington and Utah State University. He teaches Personal Income Tax, International Tax, Business Entities Tax, and Property. More...

Kevin J. Carroll, Esq.

Kevin J. Carroll, Esq.

    Professor of Law,
    Director, Patent Practice and Procedure Program

    B.S., University of Notre Dame
    J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center

    Professor Carroll is the Director of the Patent Practice and Procedure Program at Pierce Law. As the Director of this unique program, Professor Carroll teaches both Patent Practice and Procedure I and II and oversees the instruction provided by the adjunct faculty members in the patent practice break-out sections. Professor Carroll has been involved with the Patent Practice and Procedure Program at Pierce Law for over 10 years. He began teaching with the late Professor Bob Shaw, the originator of the program, and helped to pioneer the current format of the program. More...

Jon R. Cavicchi

Jon R. Cavicchi

    IP Librarian & Assistant Professor of Research

    B.A., (International & Asian Studies), Stonehill College
    J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center
    LL.M., (I.P.) Franklin Pierce Law Center

    Professor Cavicchi is chief administrator of intellectual property information resources for Pierce Law’s Intellectual Property Library. He also created and maintains Pierce Law’s award-winning intellectual property web site entitled the Intellectual Property Mall (www.ipmall.info), an informational resource. He teaches courses dealing with intellectual property research. Before joining Franklin Pierce Law Center, Professor Cavicchi practiced civil, criminal and administrative law in California and Massachusetts. More...

Thomas G. Field, Jr.

Thomas G. Field, Jr.

    Professor of Law

    A.B., West Virginia University
    J.D., West Virginia University
    LL.M., New York University

    Professor Field, who has taught at two other law schools, is a charter member of the Pierce Law Faculty. His experience is varied and includes being a patent examiner (alkene polymers), an arbitrator, mediator and expert witness in various kinds of disputes. In addition, he was a Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute (for IP and unfair trade practices) in Munich, Germany, and an IP consultant to the government of Malaysia. Professor Field serves on the U.S. Patent Quarterly (BNA) editorial board, was the founding editor of the interdisciplinary quarterly Risk: Health, Safety & Environment, and is the faculty advisor to IDEA, a student-edited IP Journal He has published widely (including software) and often revises his two IP casebooks. More...

William A. Grimes

William A. Grimes

    Director of the Graduate Writing Program and Professor of Law

    B.A., University of New Hampshire at Durham
    M.A., University of Texas at Austin
    J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center

    Professor Grimes, spent much of his legal career as a civil litigator involved in a myriad of areas including employment law, environmental law, medical malpractice, personal injury and trade secrets. He also provided advice to clients on copyright protections, trademark registrations, trade secrets, and the development of prophylactic measures to protect intellectual property assets. More...

William O. Hennessey

William O. Hennessey

    Academic Advisor, IP Graduate Programs & Professor of Law

    A.B., Brown University
    Ph.D., University of Michigan
    J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center

    Professor Hennessey has directed Pierce Law’s graduate programs in intellectual property and summer institutes since 1986. A noted intellectual property expert, author and lecturer, he recently directed the first annual Pierce Law intellectual property study abroad program at Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing, China. He is also co-author of a recent legal casebook on international intellectual property law and policy. Professor Hennessey has served as a legal advisor to the governments of Indonesia and the People’s Republic of China, and has served as a consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme, United States Agency for International Development, United States Department of State, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has also served as consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organization in many countries on various issues concerning intellectual property protection and economic development. More...

Karl F. Jorda

Karl F. Jorda

    David Rines Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Industrial Innovation, and Director, Germeshausen Center for the Law of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    B.A., University of Frankfurt, Germany and University of Great Falls, Montana
    M.A., University of Notre Dame
    J.D., University of Notre Dame

    Professor Jorda received the 1996 Jefferson Medal of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, the United States’ highest honor in intellectual property, for his “extraordinary contributions to the U.S. intellectual property law system.” Professor Jorda has participated in World Intellectual Property Organization symposia around the world and has served as a consultant to both the Indonesian and Bulgarian Patent Offices. Prior to joining Pierce Law, Professor Jorda was head of intellectual property at CIBA-GEIGY for 26 years. More...

William J. Murphy

William J. Murphy

    Professor of Law

    B.A., Denison University
    J.D., Dickinson School of Law, Pennsyvania State University
    M.B.A., Harvard Graduate School of Business
    D.B.A., Harvard Graduate School of Business

    A former antitrust trial attorney for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC, Professor Murphy also served as senior trial consultant for the Federal trade Commission Regional Office in Boston. During the late 1980s and early 1990s Professor Murphy was a founding partner in an “IP boutique” law firm that was subsequently acquired by the New Hampshire law firm of Devine, Millimet & Branch where Professor Murphy retains an of counsel relationship. Professor Murphy has taught courses in management, business ethics, business law and e-commerce law at Harvard in the Extension, Radcliffe Seminar Programs and at the University of Massachusetts. He served as a visiting professor at Dartmouth where he taught a cyberlaw course. More...

John Orcutt

John Orcutt

    Director, Graduate Writing Program and Professor of Legal Skills

    B.A., U.C. Berkeley
    J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, U.C. Berkeley

    Before coming to Franklin Pierce, Professor Orcutt spent eight years as both a corporate securities attorney and an investment banker. Most recently, Professor Orcutt was a Principal at Robertson Stephens, a Silicon Valley investment bank, where he was the head of its West Coast Telecom Services investment banking practice. He also served as chief administrative officer of Robertson Stephens’ M&A group and as its associate general counsel. Prior to joining Robertson Stephens, Professor Orcutt was a corporate finance associate with Shearman & Sterling, serving in both its New York, NY and Paris, France offices, where he specialized in securities offerings by European companies that involved dual listings in the United States and Europe. Professor Orcutt teaches Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Regulations, Start-up Companies and Contracts, and has also taught as a visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China where he presented a course in U.S. Mergers & Acquisitions. More...

Susan Richey

Susan Richey

    Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

    B.S., College of William and Mary
    B.A., University of Baltimore
    J.D., University of Maryland

    Professor Richey has worked extensively in litigation of business-related disputes, trademark and copyright issues, as well as advertising law compliance. A former principal with Riordan & McKinzie in California, she also served as a staff law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While in private practice, Professor Richey acted as appellate counsel in the Ninth Circuit’s Pro Bono Program and as a member of the Los Angeles County Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Panel. Since joining Pierce Law, Professor Richey has taught Trademarks and Deceptive Practices, Federal Trademark Registration Practice, Copyright Law, Advertising Law, InfoLiberties, and Federal Courts. She has served as a panelist for the New Hampshire Bar Association in programs devoted to teaching intellectual property law to non-specialist, and to addressing privacy concerns raised by e-commerce. Her outside teaching has included workshops on intellectual property law sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization and UNITRAD, the training arm of the United Nations. More...

Mary S. Wong

Mary S. Wong

    LL.M., Cambridge University, UK
    LL.B., National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

    Professor Wong joins Pierce Law from the Singapore Management University, where she was an Associate Professor of Law in the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, teaching Information Technology Law and Business Law.

    From 1998 to 2003 Professor Wong was Special Counsel to Morrison & Foerster LLP, resident primarily in its New York office. While at Morrison & Foerster, Professor Wong counseled American, European and Asian clients on a wide range of technology transactions, and provided advice on international and comparative legal developments in relation to the Internet, privacy, e-commerce, and intellectual property. She has also been associated with the firm's Brussels and Singapore offices. Professor Wong was previously a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore, where she taught intellectual property and contract law. More...

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