Intellectual Property Law

The George Washington University Law School has been a leader in intellectual property education and scholarship for more than a hundred years. When GW Law established a Master's of Patent Law program in 1895, its alumni had already written the patents for Bell's telephone, Mergenthaler's linotype machine, and Eastman's roll film camera, among hundreds of other inventions, and dozens more alumni had worked in the Patent Office. Over the intervening century, GW Law has bolstered its expertise in patent law with complementary strengths in copyright, trademark, communications, computer and internet regulation, electronic commerce, and genetics and medicine.

Upcoming Events

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The Intellectual Property Law Programs hosts several events throughout the semester. Check back frequently for new events.


Past Events

A. Sidney Katz Lecture - The Honorable Richard Linn

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host The Honorable Richard Linn, a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the U.S.

IP Speaker Series: Clark D. Asay

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host Clark D. Asay, Associate Professor of Law at the Brigham Young University J.

Post-Grant Practice Roundtable Discussion

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program for the third annual Post-Grant Practice Roundtable Discussion.