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

2017 GW IP Law Symposium

Navigating the complex and evolving intellectual property landscape can be challenging, but nearly every business must do this in some fashion.

IP Speaker Series - Patent Clutter

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host Janet Freilich of Fordham University Law School for a discussion on "Patent Clutter."