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

Intellectual Property as Seen by Barbie and Mickey

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host Jane Ginsburg, Morton L.

Patents in Telecoms Conference

This event is sponsored by the GW Law Intellectual Property Law Program and University College London in cooperation with ETSI and GSMA.

IP Speaker Series: Jacob S. Sherkow

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host Jacob S. Sherkow, Associate Professor of Law at the New York Law School.