William O. Hennessey Esq.

University of New Hampshire School of Law
Hennessey, William O.

William O. Hennessey is a Professor Emeritus at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he taught courses in intellectual property law, international trade law, the law of traditional peoples and public international law. Mr. Hennessey directed the University of New Hampshire School of Law - Tsinghua School of Law Intellectual Property Summer Institute in Beijing, China. He was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at Tsinghua in 1998.

Prior to coming to UNH School of Law, he worked as an interpreter with delegations of Chinese scientists and policy makers for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) at the National Academy of Sciences and at hearings before several Congressional sub–committees. He also taught Chinese fiction and poetry at the University of Illinois and Oberlin College from 1979-83. He continues to work as a translation advisor to the Legislative Drafting Office of the State Council of the PRC.

Additionally, Mr. Hennessey is a member of the Advisory Board of the WIPO Worldwide Academy. He has been a regular consultant on international intellectual property issues for WIPO; the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Department of State; the World Bank; Asian Development Bank; U.S. Agency for International Development and a number of foreign governments. He is the co-author of International Intellectual Property Law and Policy, (Matthew Bender 2006) and International and Comparative Patent Law (Matthew Bender 2002) see the publisher’s site.

Mr. Hennessey received his A.B. from Brown University, his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and his J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center.

He is an Editor of the Bloomberg BNA treatise, International Patent Litigation: A Country-by-Country Analysis.