Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property


The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) is the nationally recognized intellectual property and information law research and academic program of American University Washington College of Law. PIJIP’s areas of work and affiliated projects promote information justice in IP policy at home and abroad.

PIJIP hosts dozens of events, meetings and conferences every year. Recurring events each year include the Peter Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property, IP/Gender Mapping the Connections, and PIJIP’s Supreme Court Series featuring post-argument reflection by counsel to parties on the afternoon following each Supreme Court argument on an intellectual property-related case. is a PIJIP-organized news and analysis resource site on public interest concerns in international intellectual property law. The site hosts numerous public research libraries and posts articles from over two dozen bloggers.

Beginning in 2013, PIJIP became the official home of the Creative Commons-U.S. – the U.S. member of the international network of Creative Commons affiliates. (Creative Commons Headquarters continues to be based in Mountainview, California, but will no longer serve as the U.S. affiliate).

PIJIP’s Working Paper Series provides rapid published working papers to the public on cutting edge topics in law and policy. The series now hosts over 30 published papers which have collectively received over 20,000 downloads.

PIJIP also coordinates the intellectual property academic program at AUWCL. For more information on AUWCL’s IP program, see PIJIP’s short video.

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