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.


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Faculty in the News

"Turley Says There Are 'A Number of Flaws' in the Case for Trump's Arrest"

Jonathan Turley was quoted by the Washington Examiner from his appearance on Fox and Friends Saturday.

"Get Ready for Manhattan DA’s Made-for-TV Trump Prosecution: High on Ratings, But Short on the Law"

Jonathan Turley wrote for The Hill about the expected indictment of Donald Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

"Google Stacks its Legal Team with Former DOJ Employees as it Faces Antitrust Cases"

William Kovacic was quoted by CNBC about Google hiring former DOJ employees as it faces antitrust lawsuits.

"Hunter Biden Countersuit Against Wilmington Computer Repairman 'One of the Weirdest Filings'"

Jonathan Turley appeared on Fox News to discuss Hunter Biden’s countersuit against the Wilmington computer repairman.

"Proud Boys Defense Puts on a Show, for Those Inside Court and Out"

Stephen Saltzburg was quoted by the Washington Post regarding Proud Boys’ attorneys making remarks seemingly for the benefit of the public rather than the jury.