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

2016 Symposium on Intellectual Property

As intellectual property law continues to evolve, companies are finding more challenges on how best to protect their IP assets.

A. Sidney Katz Lecture - The Honorable William C. Bryson

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host the Honorable William C. Bryson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

AIPLA Quarterly Journal First Annual Symposium

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program for the first annual American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal (AIPLA QJ) Symposium.