Nov 292017

Position: Grants and Finance Coordinator – Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property Application Link:   The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property is hiring a Grants and Finance coordinator to support the administration of our grant funded projects and events.  The position is responsible for drafting grant budgets, keeping track of grant […]

Nov 132017
Brazilian Delegation to WIPO and PIJIP Sponsor "Copyright & Education in the Digital Environment" at WIPO

On Tuesday, November 14th, the Brazilian Delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property will sponsor “Copyright & Education in the Digital Environment: Challenges and Opportunities.” The event will discuss increasing recognition in both domestic and international copyright reform debates that all creators and users in all […]

Sep 292017

Professor Sean Flynn shared PIJIP research on the social and economic benefits of  copyright user rights at CopyCamp 2017, held in Warsaw, Poland September 28-29, 2017. Professor Flynn spoke at a workshop co-hosted by PIJIP, Communia and Kennisland — three leading copyright reform research institutes. The workshop was aimed at broadening partnerships with copyright experts, […]

Aug 012017

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – Professor Christine Farley will present a webinar through AIPLA, “Debriefing the Supreme Court’s Tam Decision.” The Supreme Court held unanimously that the Lanham Act’s prohibition against registering disparaging trademarks with the USPTO violates the First Amendment. Tune in to get the answer to the question everyone is asking: where […]

Jun 202017

On June 20th, Professor Vicki Phillips (Professor of the Practice of Law and Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, Washington College of Law, American University) will speak on the recent Matal v. Tam decision. The Supreme Court has ruled that part of a 1946 law prohibiting trademarks that disparage others violates the First […]

Jun 142017

The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) has been approved to receive a generous gift from Google Inc. The generous gift will support the work of PIJIP to undertake research and dissemination activities on the promotion of copyright balance in international trade agreements, including particularly in […]

Apr 172017

On April 21st, WCL’s Professor Jonas Anderson will be speaking at Mitchell Hamline School of Law at the Trade Secret Conference. Professor Anderson will be discussing the empirics of trade secret law and the lack of empirical studies on this subject matter. See the whole program, here.

Apr 172017

On April 27th, Professor Christine Farley will speak at Duquesne Law School, along with the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association and the Federal Bar Association on the CLE, “A Name Worth Fighting For? The Slants, Trademark Law, and Free Expression.” Simon Tam, the band’s founder and bassist, will join with Professor Farley and other legal scholars in a […]

Apr 172017

On May 11th, Professor Jonas Anderson will speak at the Stanford Patent Litigation Symposium. Leading experts from the public sector, private practice, and academia will gather at Stanford on May 10th and 11th, 2017, to address the phenomenon of the patent assertion entity (PAE) and the state of patent law reform. The first Stanford Patent Litigation […]

Apr 112017
Sean Flynn to Speak at Brazilian Seminar: "Dimensions of Intellectual Property"

On April 11th, Associate Director of PIJIP, Sean Flynn will speak at an international seminar, “Dimensions of Intellectual Property,” in Brazil. He will be joined by magistrate judges, IP agents and public servants, and will speak on the legal, economic and political dimensions of intellectual property on a global scale.