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.

October
16
Wednesday
November
06
Wednesday
November
12
Tuesday

Past Events

IP Speaker Series: Lidiya Mishchenko

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host a discussion with Lidiya Mishchenko, Judicial Law Clerk, U.S.

Fifth Annual Post-Grant Roundtable

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host a roundtable where patent leaders from academia, industry, and government will discuss the post-gran

2019 Junior IP Workshop

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host the 2019 Junior IP Workshop, a biannual roundtable that brings together IP scholars with seven years