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

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

Past Events

The 2019 Christopher A. Meyer Memorial Lecture

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host Scott Turow, attorney and bestselling author, to deliver the Christopher A.

IP Speaker Series: Joseph Fishman

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host a discussion with Joseph Fishman, Associate Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School. 

AIPLA Networking Reception

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program at the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Networking Reception during the 2019 AIPLA Ann