Session Organization and Schedule

The program will consist of two two-week sessions. The first session will run June 30 through July 11, 2014 and the second session from July 14 through July 25, 2014. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday. The program will also include off-site visits to IP related locations such as the European Patent Office, Siemens, BMW, or the DPMA.

Final examinations are scheduled for July 11 and July 25, 2014, for the first and second session respectively. Please note that some courses may require final papers or writing assignments rather than final examinations and that professors reserve the right to adjust the examination date. The method of evaluation for each course is indicated in parentheses after the description of that course below.

Students may participate in one or both sessions; an admissions preference may be given to students who choose to participate in both sessions. Students may enroll in a maximum of two courses per session. Please note that if you plan to apply for financial aid, federal regulations require that you be enrolled for at least 3 credits over the course of the summer. We reserve the right to limit enrollment in a course due to seating capacity. Affected students will be informed if this becomes necessary.


The classes offered for the 2014 Summer Sessions are:

Session I:

Philosophical Foundations of Intellectual Property Law
Professor Michael Madison, University of Pittsburgh

Cross-Border Trade in IP 
Professor Dan Burk, University of California at Irvine

Artistic Freedom and Control in Copyright
Professor Kristelia Garcia, GW Law

Internet Law I
Professor Rob Heverly, Albany Law School

Session II:

Chinese Intellectual Property Law
Professor Catherine Sun, China IP Limited

The Federal Circuit
Chief Judge Randall Rader, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Associate Dean John Whealan, GW Law

Patent Enforcement
Judge Dee Benson, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

Technical Protection of Authors' Rights
Judge Edward Damich, U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Note: the order above does not reflect the order by time the classes will be conducted


Session I | June 30–July 11

Course

Professor  

Time Slot 

Philosophical Foundations

Madison 

 9–10:40 am 

Cross-Border Trade in IP

Burk 

 11 am–12:40 pm 

Artistic Freedom and Control in Copyright

Garcia

 2–3:40 pm 

Internet Law

Heverly

 4–5:40 pm

Session II | July 14–25

Course

Professor

Time Slot

Patent Enforcement

Benson

9–10:40 am

The Federal Circuit

Rader/Whealan

11 am–12:40 pm

Technical Protection of Artists' Rights

Damich

2–3:40 pm

Chinese IP Law

Sun

4–5:40 pm


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