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

IP Speaker Series: Géraldine Blanche

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host Géraldine Blanche, SciencesPo, for her discussion "Intellectual Property Strat

IP Speaker Series: Camilla Alexandra Hrdy

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host Camilla Alexandra Hrdy, Assistant Professor, University of Akron School of Law.

A. Sidney Katz Lecture: Andrei Iancu

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the Un