May 042016

The New York Times has published a column by PIJIP Professor Christine Farley in its “Room for Debate” series on its op-ed page. Prof. Farley argues that the government “cannot prohibit the use of disparaging names as trademarks, but it also cannot approve those names through registration. In making this distinction, Congress struck the right […]

Apr 132016

PIJIP Director Michael Carroll joined a coalition of technology companies, civil society groups, and other legal scholars endorsing amendments to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The coalition has sent a letter to the leadership of the House Judiciary Committee, supporting updates that “reflect internet users’ reasonable expectations of privacy with respect to emails, texts, notes, […]

Apr 042016

PIJIP Professors Peter Jaszi, Michael Carroll, Sean Flynn and staff attorney Meredith Jacob submitted comments to the government of New Zealand regarding implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Intellectual Property Chapter.  Their submission addresses questions posed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Click here for their full submission.

Mar 012016

Prof. Michael Carroll participated today in a briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building on “Understanding Open Educational Resources and Student Learning”.  The briefing covered the legal background of what open educational resources are and how they work; how OER can save money for college students; and pathways for states and districts to implement OER […]

Feb 292016

Joint Submission by Sean Flynn, Cynthia Ho, David Levine, Gabriel Levitt, Heesob Nam, Alina Ng, and Andrew Rens This statement calls on the High-Level Panel to promote policy coherence in the international intellectual property, human rights and global health system in part through a strong articulation and examination of the implications of the human rights […]

Feb 032016
Intellectual Property at the Tenley Campus Celebration Weekend

We invite you to join us to celebrate the new Tenley Campus of the Washington College of Law on Saturday, February 13th. As part of the opening weekend celebration, WCL is hosting events to bring together faculty, alumni, and students. The day will start off at 8:30 am with breakfast and an address by Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group. Throughout the afternoon, PIJIP will be hosting events to highlight alumni’s areas of expertise in the intellectual property field and deepen the alumni connections to WCL.

Kicking off the IP events will be our panel, New Directions in Intellectual Property Law – Redefining Boundaries, Institutions and Practice.

Feb 032016

PIJIP Professors Michael Carroll, Peter Jaszi, and Sean Flynn were quoted in Intellectual Property Watch’s story on Nigerian copyright reform. The professors submitted comments to the Nigerian Copyright Commission last month, arguing that flexible copyright limitations (those applicable to any type of use that meets a balancing test) should be allowed for all uses of […]

Jan 072016

PIJIP Professors Carroll, Jaszi, and Flynn have submitted comments to the Nigerian Copyright Commission, which has posted a draft Copyright Amendments Act for public review. The release is part of its Project on the Reform of the Nigerian Copyright System, started in 2012 to “the promotion of a knowledge based and innovation driven economy for […]

Nov 132015

PIJIP Professor Victoria Phillips is quoted today in a Chronicle of Higher Education story on the legal advice given to student innovators by intellectual property clinics. Prof. Philipps directs the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic at WCL. The Chronicle story is available here.

Oct 052015
WCL Students Visist U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Professor Christine Farley took a big group of WCL students to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last week to hear the Slants en banc arguments (In re Tam). Below are some photos the students took with the petitioner.