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

I Hear America Suing: Implications of Unsettled Copyright Infringement Jurisprudence for American Music and Musicians

The GW Law Intellectual Property Law Program invites you to join a conference on March 20, focusing on actual and potential effects of the increas

IP Speaker Series: Maximillian Haedicke

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host a discussion with Maximillian Haedicke, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center.

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.