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 […]
The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property is hiring two fellows for the summer. Positions pay $12/hr. There are two major divisions of tasks, which may be split among fellows:
On May 5, Professor Victoria Phillips was appointed to the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee. The committee makes recommendations to the Commission regarding consumer issues within the jurisdiction of the Commission and facilitates the participation of all consumers in proceedings before the Commission. This is a two year appointment.
In a recent piece published by Slate, WCL Professors Robert L. Tsai and Christine Haight Farley argue that the Washington football team’s use of a racist term as a trademark affects interstate commerce. Congress therefore has “the power—and perhaps even an obligation—to confront pervasive forms of inequality.” Click here for the piece on slate.com.
by WCL Professors Robert L. Tsai and Christine Haight Farley Originally posted on the PrawfsBlawg, Link On Tuesday, the Federal Circuit issued a unanimous decision (In re Tam) holding that the mark THE SLANTS was properly refused registration because it is disparaging to people of Asian descent. Since 2010, Simon Shiao Tam, the front man […]
by WCL Professors Robert L. Tsai and Christine Haight Farley Originally posted on the PrawfsBlawg, Link The ACLU recently filed an amicus brief in the Washington Redskins trademark case, arguing that the Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) cancellation of Redskins registrations constitutes viewpoint discrimination contrary to the First Amendment, and urging the federal court to […]
American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property students, alumni, faculty, mentors and friends – come to the annual Spring bbq and jam at Sean’s house April 9 6pm Margaritas and tacos, 7pm Toast to the 3Ls 7:30-9 Jam session 9-10 Hang out RSVP at http://www.jotformpro.com/pijip/events
Prof. Michael Carroll spoke on a panel about the transition to digital learning at a National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) conference on federal education policy. He discussed the licensing issues involved when student and teachers use and remixing digital materials. As quoted in statescoop.com: “We better think about what are our policies […]
The Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, in collaboration with the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) and GW’s Small Business Clinic will hold another in its series of “Pop Up” Legal Clinics for creative artists and entrepreneurs seeking legal assistance.
Thirty six law professors have signed an open letter to the Federal Communications Commission which states that the only way to protect network neutrality is for the FCC to adopt Open Internet rules under Title II of the Communications Act. Stanford CIS’s statement on the release says: “The letter represents an unprecedented display of support […]