Program Benefactors

We would like to acknowledge the following organizations as George Washington University Law School Intellectual Property Benefactors:  

Apple, Inc.
Finnegan & Henderson
Fish & Richardson
Google 
Intel Corp.
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
Kramer & Amado
Latham & Watkins LLP
Lee & Hayes
Mayer Brown
McKool Smith
Microsoft Corp.
Perkins Coie
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman  
Ropes & Gray LLP
Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

As generous supporters of the GW IP Program, IP Benefactors enjoy:

  • Membership on the Intellectual Property Advisory Board. Our IP Advisory Board includes leaders of the IP bar, prominent judges, and government officials.  It meets twice a year to consider topics of current interest to the IP Program. Each meeting includes a reception, dinner, breakfast, and lunch so that members can get to know one another and other leaders in the GW Law community. Each Benefactor may designate a representative as a member of the Board.
  • Annual Firm Lunch or Reception for Students. Each Benefactor has the opportunity to sponsor a lunch for law students. Participating firms may send a representative to speak with students about a substantive topic in IP law, while introducing students to the firm and its practice.
  • Participation in Annual IP Networking Fair. Every year GW Law sponsors an IP Networking Fair, at which law firms, government agencies, and other employers have an opportunity to rent a booth and speak with GW Law students about career opportunities. The 2008 Fair featured more than 40 employers and more than 150 students. Complementary participation in this fair is offered to Benefactors and their sponsorship is noted in all fair materials.
  • Invitations to IP Events. GW Law hosts about 20 IP events each year, including symposia on particular topics, panel discussions, and individual speakers.  Benefactors are invited to all of these events.
  • Use of Facilities. GW Law has one of the largest law libraries in the metropolitan area and three excellent moot court rooms. Benefactors may obtain passes to use the library and may reserve the moot court rooms during times when they are not needed for classes.
  • Acknowledgement as Benefactor. Each Benefactor is prominently acknowledged in IP Program brochures that are widely distributed to prospective and current students, on the IP Program Web site, in the biannual IP Alumni newsletter, and through other materials and events produced by the IP Program.

For more information on becoming an IP Benefactor, please contact Intellectual Property Advisory Board Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Studies John Whealan, [email] or 202.994.2195.


Spotlight Item: The Finnegan Prize commemorates the life and work of internationally-known intellectual property attorney and GW Law professorial lecturer Marcus B. Finnegan (LL.M. ’57).

The Finnegan Prize commemorates the life and work of internationally-known intellectual property attorney and GW Law professorial lecturer Marcus B. Finnegan (LL.M. ’57).

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