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.

Sep 152015

PIJIP is partnering this week with the Argentina Academy of Exchange and Judicial Studies (AIEJ) to host Neuroscience, Biotechnology and the Law, a unique training for a group of 45 Argentinian judges. The week long certificate program includes lectures from leading professors on science, intellectual property and the law from American University and the University […]

Sep 022015

American University Washington College of Law’s Program and Information Justice and Intellectual Property and the American University International Law Review (“AUILR”) seek submissions for a AUILR Focus Issue on International and Comparative User Rights in the Digital Economy. A symposium for the issue will be held on March 18, 2016. Scholarships are available for accepted […]

Aug 282015

Abstract Sharing research data by depositing it in connection with a published article or otherwise making data publicly available sometimes raises intellectual property questions in the minds of depositing researchers, their employers, their funders, and other researchers who seek to reuse research data. In this context or in the drafting of data management plans, common […]

Aug 072015

PIJIP and four South African cultural organizations will convene a Roundtable Discussion with South African and U.S. copyright experts and filmmakers on the recently published South African Intellectual Property Policy and Copyright Amendment bill, on Thursday, 13 August 2015, at 09:00 at the NFVF (National Film & Video Foundation) in Johannesburg.

Jul 082015

Today, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued its decision in Pro-Football v. Blackhorse and affirmed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (TTAB) decision to cancel the team’s six “Redskins” trademark registrations on the ground that they are disparaging to Native Americans. It was a long-awaited decision as it has been 23 […]

Jul 012015

There will be two changes to the course schedule for Fall 2015. First, Cyberlaw will be offered on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:50 p.m. Professor Carroll will be on sabbatical leave in the fall, so the course will be taught by Matthew Schruers, Vice President, Law and Policy at the Computer and Communications Industry Association. He is […]

May 192015

The Washington Post has published a story quoting PIJIP Prof. Christine Haight Farley on the long running intellectual property dispute between Apple and Samsung.  Farley notes that, although the case is often referred to as the “patent case of the century,” much of the case is really about design: “It’s not about the tech inside […]