Apr 032017

On April 1st, Associate Director of PIJIP Sean Flynn spoke at Texas A&M Law School. The symposium, titled, “Intellectual Property and Global Development: 50 Years After Stockholm,” examined the development of the international intellectual property regime since the Stockholm Intellectual Property Conference in June–July 1967. In addition to developments concerning the Berne and Paris Conventions, the TRIPS Agreement and the WIPO Development Agenda, this event explored new intellectual property issues arising from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Further details can be found, here.

Apr 032017

On Friday, March 17th, American University Washington College of Law’s Glusko-Samuelson IP Clinic was accepted into the patent portion of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (“USPTO”) Law School Clinic Certification Program (“Program”). Participation in the patent portion of the Program commenced on April 1, 2017.

The IP Clinic is now certified in both the Trademark and Patent portions of the Law School Clinic Certification Programs. Congratulations to Professors Victoria Phillips, David Grossman and Hillary Brill for spearheading the approval process and their success!

Apr 032017

On April 5th, Professor Christine Farley will be speaking at the annual American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Spring Meeting.

Professor Farley will discuss how firms can prepare themselves and their clients to brand products and protect trademarks in Cuba. This program will cover the trade and Commerce American Businesses can currently pursue in Cuba; how to navigate the applicable American and Cuban statutes, regulations, and administrative bureaucracy when currently registering and protecting trademarks; issues U.S. Applicants for trademark registration are currently facing in Cuba; and issues former registrants and the owners of well-known trademarks without registrations are currently facing in Cuba.

Three WCL IP students have also been chosen to be Law Student Reporters at the conference. Fadia Galindo, Katherine Bravo and Justin Wickersham will be covering multiple CLE panels throughout the conference, including the “Trademarks: Get Ready for Cuba” discussion.

Congratulations to Professor Farley and our students!

Apr 032017

On April 1st, Professor Jonas Anderson spoke at the Junior Federal Courts Scholarship Panels, which took place at Emory Law School.

The workshop paired a senior scholar with a panel of junior scholars presenting works-in-progress, and was open to untenured and recently tenured academics who teach and write in federal courts, civil rights litigation, civil procedure, and other associated topics. The program was also open to scholars wanting to attend, read, and comment on papers but not present.   The conference will began with a dinner on Friday March 31st, with panels taking place on Saturday, April 1. Each panel consisted of approximately 4 junior scholars, with a senior scholar serving as moderator and commenter and leading a group discussion on the papers.

Congratulations to Professor Anderson!

AUWCL to Host ACC Cybersecurity Summit on 1/31

 Posted by on December 22, 2016
Dec 222016

On January 31, 2017, American University Washington College of Law will host the Association of Corporate Counsel’s one-day Cybersecurity Summit. The program will explore topics of interest such as incident response, vendor management, cyber-risk insurance, and mock breach. The content will focus on key concerns organizations face related to cybersecurity, prevention and best practices. The summit will run concurrent education sessions with topics of interest for law firms, corporations, and government officials.

PIJIP’s own Director, Professor Michael Carroll, will be moderating one of the panels and leading experts from the following organizations will serve as faculty during the Summit: Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, DOJ, Gap Inc., Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., Deutsche Bank, HPE, Symantec Corporation, and Verizon.

Register for the summit today!

Dec 072016

On Tuesday, December 6th, WCL’s own Professor Christine Farley gave NPR an interview on the Supreme Court’s Apple v. Samsung case. Up for discussion is what the decision means for the future of design. Professor Farley was also joined by Hadi Partovi, CEO and founder of the nonprofit, about why he thinks it’s important for kids to get the opportunity to learn code.

The episode airs on Wednesday, December 7th. Listen to it, here.

Dec 052016

A Copyright Amendment Bill will be tabled in Parliament by the South African government proposing to reform the current system of copyright law in the country to include a “fair use” clause modeled on US law. PIJIP Professors Peter Jaszi and Sean Flynn are visiting South Africa December 1 through 15 to participate in a series of workshops and lectures exploring how adoption of the proposed fair use standard may benefit creativity, innovation and development in the country. Continue reading »

Nov 042016

On Friday, November 4th, long time WCL IP leader and Co-Founder of PIJIP, Professor Peter Jaszi, will be speaking at the 2016 MCN Annual Conference. The panel, which takes place at 10:15am, is titled, “So, can I use that or not? Navigating rights, reproductions, and risk in an OpenGLAM world.”

The panel will discuss access to open culture and digital cultural heritage, and how users access and reuse digital content. The session begins with an introduction to the research-led exhibition experiment, Display At Your Own Risk (DAYOR), which explores the reuse of digital surrogates of public domain works of art produced by cultural heritage institutions of international repute. Learn more about the program and panels, here.