Feb 032016
Intellectual Property at the Tenley Campus Celebration Weekend

We invite you to join us to celebrate the new Tenley Campus of the Washington College of Law on Saturday, February 13th. As part of the opening weekend celebration, WCL is hosting events to bring together faculty, alumni, and students. The day will start off at 8:30 am with breakfast and an address by Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group. Throughout the afternoon, PIJIP will be hosting events to highlight alumni’s areas of expertise in the intellectual property field and deepen the alumni connections to WCL.

Kicking off the IP events will be our panel, New Directions in Intellectual Property Law – Redefining Boundaries, Institutions and Practice.

Feb 032016

PIJIP Professors Michael Carroll, Peter Jaszi, and Sean Flynn were quoted in Intellectual Property Watch’s story on Nigerian copyright reform. The professors submitted comments to the Nigerian Copyright Commission last month, arguing that flexible copyright limitations (those applicable to any type of use that meets a balancing test) should be allowed for all uses of […]

Jan 072016

PIJIP Professors Carroll, Jaszi, and Flynn have submitted comments to the Nigerian Copyright Commission, which has posted a draft Copyright Amendments Act for public review. The release is part of its Project on the Reform of the Nigerian Copyright System, started in 2012 to “the promotion of a knowledge based and innovation driven economy for […]

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 […]