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Peter A. Nieves
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Nieves to Teach Patent Course at Franklin Pierce Law Center

(January 18, 2006. Manchester, NH.) - Peter Nieves, an attorney with Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green in Manchester, NH, will be among the faculty for an advanced patent law course held at Franklin Pierce Law Center, located in Concord, NH.

The course, "Patent Practice and Procedure II," is offered by Franklin Pierce Law Center from January to May 2006. For this course, Nieves will be teaching essential practical skills in the drafting of patent applications. In addition, Nieves will be teaching rules, regulations, customs and practices for responding to the US Patent and Trademark Office in the prosecution of patent applications. Franklin Pierce Law Center is consistently named one of the top five law schools in the nation for intellectual property law.

Nieves is a patent attorney whose practice focuses on many aspects of intellectual property including: domestic and foreign preparation and prosecution of patents; domestic and foreign preparation and prosecution of trademarks; licensing; legal opinions concerning patents; trademarks; copyrights; and disputes concerning patents, trademarks, copyrights and domain names.

Nieves regularly speaks on intellectual property law topics at businesses, organizations and institutes of higher education. For example, Nieves recently spoke at both the Tuck School of Business and the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. In addition, Attorney Nieves was a speaker at the 9th Annual Independent Inventor's Conference, which was sponsored by the US Patent and Trademark Office and held at Franklin Pierce Law Center in August 2004.

Sheehan Phinney is a regional business law firm with offices in Manchester, Concord and Hanover, NH, and in Boston, MA. The firm provides a broad range of sophisticated legal services to businesses and institutions in traditional and emerging areas of the law. Its diverse client base includes local and regional organizations, as well as national and international businesses with interests in the Northeast.