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.


News & Events

Faculty in the News

"The End of Affirmative Action?"

Fox News Radio Spoke with Jonathan Turley.

"AI Imitating Artist ‘Style’ Drives Call to Rethink Copyright Law"

Bloomberg Law quoted Robert Brauneis highlighting his expertise in Copyright Law and how AI could affect it.

"High Conflict: Is Connecticut’s family court system ignoring abuse?"

Inside Investigator spoke with Joan Meier and Danielle Pollack highlighting their research and work in the National Family Law Center at GW.

"Trump Rolled Back Decades Of Clean Water Protections. The Supreme Court Just Went Even Further"

The Huffpost quoted in Emily Hammond after Sackett v EPA was decided in May of 2023 and its implications on the Clean Water Act moving forward.

"Driver of U-Haul that rammed White House gate is not a U.S. citizen, prosecutors say"

Cori Alonso-Yoder was quoted in NBC News in regards to the crash into the White House and further prosecution of non-citizens in the US.

Upcoming Events

Intellectual Property Law holds several events throughout the semester. Please check back for new events.



Past Events

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IP Speaker Series - Justin Koo

Wednesday, 3/1/2023, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Please join GW Law's Intellectual Property Law Program for their Speaker Series featuring Professor Justin Koo.

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IP Speaker Series - Christa Laser

Monday, 1/23/2023, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Please join the Intellectual Property Law program in person or virtually as they welcome Professor Christa Laser.