Events Archive

May 6, 2014

Symposium on Intellectual Property

The 2014 Symposium on Intellectual Property featured speakers from important administrative agencies, private practice, the judiciary, and academia to discuss recent developments in patent law.

March 27, 2014

"The Case Against the Protection of Negative Trade Secrets: Sisyphus' Entrepreneurship"

The Intellectual Property Law Program hosted Amir H. Khoury, Visiting Professor, University of Kansas School of Law.

February 27, 2014

"Advancing National Intellectual Property Policies in a Transnational Context"

The Intellectual Property Law Program hosted Marketa Trimble, Professor, UNLV William Boyd School of Law.

January 21, 2014

"An Information Cost Approach to the First Sale Doctrine"

The Intellectual Property Law Program hosted Guy A. Rub, Professor at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 

The Patent-Antitrust Crossroads: To F/RAND and Beyond 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Annual China IP Roundtable Program

Thursday, November 21, 2013

"Intellectual Property Policy in the International Economy" 

The Intellectual Property Law Program hosted Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

"The Next Generation Copyright Office: What it Means and Why it Matters" 

The Fall 2013 Meyer Lecture featured The Honorable Maria A. Pallante.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

"Intellectual Property and X-Inefficiency"

The Intellectual Property Law Program hosted Professor William Hubbard of The University of Baltimore School of Law.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Law Review Symposium: "Cracking the Code: Ongoing Section 101 Patentability Concerns in Biotechnology and Computer Software"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fall 2013 A. Sidney Katz Lecture

The Fall 2013 A. Sidney Katz Lecture featured Horacio Gutierrez, Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

"The Public Psychology of Intellectual Property"

The Intellectual Property Law Program hosted Associate Dean for Research Greg Mandel and Professor Peter J. Liacouras of Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Conversation with Representative Howard Berman on the Past and Future of Copyright Legislation

The Intellectual Property Law Program hosted former U.S. Representative Howard Berman in a discussion on copyright legislation. 

September 10, 2013

"India's Role in the Post-Patent World"

The Intellectual Property Law Program hosted Professor Srividhya Ragavan of The University of Oklahoma College of Law. 

April 16, 2013

"A Proposal to Implement Intelligent Procedures to Improve Intellectual Property Jury Trials" - A. Sidney Katz Lecture
featuring Chief Judge James Holderman, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

April 10, 2013

"Money from Music: Survey Evidence on Musicians' Revenue and Lessons About Copyright Incentives" 
with Peter DiCola, Associate Professor of Law.

April 3, 2013

"Controlling the Cyborg Mind: Law and the Embodied Internet" with Robert Heverly, Interim Director of the Government Law Center; Assistant Professor of Law, Albany Law School.

March 26, 2013

"This American Copyright Life: Reflections on Re-equilibrating Copyright for the Internet Age"

March 20, 2013

"Patent Reform in an Age of Software" 

March 19, 2013 

"Copyright and Disruptive Technologies: A Case Study of the Radio-Music War" 

March 3, 2013

Intellectual Property Advisory Board Meeting

February 13, 2013

Cindy Cohn, Legal Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation

"Megaupload and the Government's Attack on Cloud Computing"

January 30, 2013

IP Speaker Series, Jonas Anderson, Assistant Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law

"From De Novo Review to Informal Deference: An Historical, Empirical, and Normative Analysis of the Standard of Appellate Review for Patent Claim Construction"

January 16, 2013

Copyright Career Panel and Networking Event

January 10, 2012

Patents, Trade and Innovation in China: A continuing conversation co-sponsored by GW Law and Fordham University School of Law

November 8, 2012

IP Speaker Series: Christopher Holman, Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

October 24, 2012

Fall 2012 A. Sidney Katz Lecture

Featuring Paul R. Michel, Former Chief Judge, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

October 25, 2012: GW Law AIPLA Reception

October 16, 2012: Meyer Lecture

Featured Marybeth Peters, Former United States Register of Copyrights.

October 9, 2012

IP Speaker Series: "Does Agency Funding Affect Decision Making: An Empirical Assessment of the PTO’s Granting Patterns."

Featuring Melissa Wasserman, Assistant Professor, Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Scholar, University of Illinois College of Law.

April 19, 2012

Spring 2012 A. Sidney Katz Lecture

The event featured Teresa Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

April 12, 2012

IP Speaker Series 

A discussion with David Hricik, Professor of Law at Mercer University.

March 29, 2012 

IP Speaker Series: “Inequitable Conduct after Therasense and the America Invents Act” 

A discussion with Kathy White, Professor of Law at Wayne State University.

February 23, 2012

IP Speaker Series

A discussion with Zoe Argento, Assistant Professor of Law at Roger Williams University.

January 24, 2012

The Giles Rich Moot Court Competition Finals

Students competed in the final round of the intellectual property competition. Presiding judges included Chief Judge Randall Rader (J.D. '78) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Judge Barbara Lynn of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, and John Whealan, professor and Associate Dean of Intellectual Property Studies.

January 26, 2012

IP Speaker Series: "Transceding the Tacit Dimension: Patents, Relationships, and the Industrial Organization of Academic Technology Transfer"

A discussion with Peter Lee, Professor of Law at UC Davis.

December 13, 2011

"Innovation and China: A Roundtable Discussion Among Experts"

The panel discussion focused on creating practical strategies for engaging China—taking stock of the past and a plan for the future.

November 10, 2011

IP Speaker Series: "The Presumption of Patentability"

A discussion with Sean Seymore, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University. Professor Seymore's research focuses on the evolution of patent law in response to advances in science, and their role in the formation of public policy.

November 2, 2011

IP Speaker Series: Discussion with C. Scott Hemphill

Professor Scott Hemphill's research and teaching examine the balance between innovation and competition in regards to antitrust law, intellectual property, and additional forms of regulation.

September 28, 2011

IP Speaker Series: "Copyright Law Enforcement: The Scenario in India"

Discussion with Professor Alka Chawla of the University of Delhi.

September 13, 2011

IP Speaker Series: "Do Patents Disclose Useful Information?"

Discussion with Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, a graduate of Yale Law School and clerk for the Federal Circuit. Her research focuses on the relationship between patents and innovation, and she has written about the effects of university patents on climate change, access to biomedical materials, and pharmaceuticals.

July 18, 2011

"Electronic Discovery at the ITC: Current Challenges and Possible Improvements"

Chief Judge Rader gave the keynote and Ed Reines provided an overview of the topic. Three panels included: (i) an in-house counsels’ perspective, (ii) a comparison between e-discovery in federal courts and the ITC, and (iii) suggestions on how to improve e-discovery at the ITC.

June 28, 2011

"Intellectual Property Reception"

Join representatives from GW Law, BIO IP, and Steptoe & Johnson LLP for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres during the 2011 BIO Annual Meeting.

June 15, 2011

"Can the Google Book Settlement Be Fixed?: A Roundtable Discussion Among Experts"

In March 2011, United States District Judge Denny Chin rejected the proposed settlement in the lawsuit alleging that Google's digitalization of books violated copyright laws. The judge recognized that the settlement would have produced significant benefits for many authors, publishers, and members of the reading public, but he concluded that objections from a variety of individuals and entities, including the federal government, required him to disapprove the deal. However, he left the door open to approving a modified settlement.

This conference will explore what options are available to the parties that would retain the principal benefits of the rejected deal, but might satisfy the judge and some of the objectors. After an initial presentation of options, a moderator will pose questions to the discussants, who are experts in the three main areas where the judge identified problems: copyright, class actions, and antitrust.

April 14, 2011

"The Evolution of Patent Appellate Jurisprudence: From the CCPA to the Battle Over a Specialized Court to the Federal Circuit and Beyond"

Spring 2011 A. Sidney Katz Lecture featuring Don Dunner of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garret & Dunner LLP. 

Donald Dunner has worked in all phases of patent law, including prosecution, licensing, litigation, validity and infringement studies, and counseling. He has technical expertise in the areas of chemical engineering, chemistry, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Dunner has litigated numerous cases in the federal district courts and is best known for appellate practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and its predecessor court, the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals. He has had significant success overturning jury and other verdicts handed down by lower district courts, and has earned the reputation of being one of the finest litigators in the country.

November 8, 2010

Supreme Court Confidential: Costco v. Omega

The next best thing to a seat at the Supreme Court hearing. Get an immediate post-argument recap on what promises to be an important decision on copyright's distribution and importation rights, and the first-sale doctrine from people involved in the case.

November 4, 2010

"The Uneasy Case for Copyright": A 40th Anniversary Commemoration

In 1970, Stephen G. Breyer, now an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, published the pioneering article "The Uneasy Case for Copyright." To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of "The Uneasy Case for Copyright," the George Washington Law Review and the Intellectual Property Law Program of the George Washington University Law School hosted a symposium. Justice Breyer gave the keynote address, and distinguished legal academics and economists from the United States and abroad considered the legacy of the article and the current state of inquiry into the proper place of copyright and intellectual property law.

May 11, 2010

2nd Annual IP Law Symposium

On May 12, The George Washington University Law School, along with Howrey LLP and Cornerstone Research, presented the inaugural Law Symposium on Intellectual Property. The event brought together speakers from private practice, the judiciary, government, economic consulting groups and academia to address current issues and recent developments in intellectual property law.

January 27, 2010

Copyright and the First Amendment: An Examination of Golan v. Holder

A luncheon panel discussion of Golan v. Holder on the occasion of its oral argument in the 11th Circuit, moderated by Prof. Robert Brauneis of The George Washington University Law School and featuring:

Mr. Christopher Mohr, Meyer, Klipper & Mohr, PLLC

Mr. Eric Schwartz, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Prof. Edward Lee, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Prof. David Lange, Duke University School of Law

November 18, 2009

Sidney Katz IP Law Speaker Lecture

As the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, David Kappos advises the President, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Administration on intellectual property matters. David Kappos is a highly esteemed member of the IP community, accruing deep knowledge of the patent system over his distinguished twenty year career. Most recently, he served as Vice President and assistant General Counsel for IP at IBM.

November 9, 2009

Bilski v. Kappos, post argument discussion

Presented by Professors John Duffy; George Washington University Law School, Pamela Samuelson; UC Berkeley, School of Law, Kevin Collins; Indiana University, Maurer School of Law

Moderated by: Associate Dean John Whealan; George Washington University Law School

Three well recognized IP professors will discuss the issues presented in the case, and reflect on the argument presented earlier in the day. 


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