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After IP Clinic Spearheads Law School Clinic Certification Program, the USPTO Releases First Report to Congress

Through the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Program, more than 2,700 law school clinic students have been able to practice patent and/or trademark law before the USPTO under the guidance of a Faculty Clinic Supervisor. Not only has this provided … Continue reading

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IP Clinic Alums Return to Toast Professor Jaszi!!!

On November 17th over 50 IP Clinic alums (representing the classes of 2002-2016) and all the former clinic faculty returned to campus to hear clinic founder Professor Peter Jaszi deliver the annual Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property.  Peter’s lecture was … Continue reading

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Does Your Vote Actually Count?

This Wednesday, November 16th, at 6 PM, the National Press Club will host an exclusive D.C. screening of I Voted?, a non-partisan documentary examining the United States voting system. Director Jason Grant Smith and television personality Katie Couric teamed up … Continue reading

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Clinic Students Secure Fair Use Rights for Ground Breaking Documentary

The ground breaking documentary film, Black Ballerina, tells the story of several generations of women of color who overcame racism, exclusion  and unequal opportunity to become pursue careers as ballerinas. Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic student attorneys Margaret Mrzyk, Jung … Continue reading

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Holy Recognition Batman! Clinic Alum Alethia Mariotta Secures Long-Overdue Credit for Co-Creator of Batman

After seventy-five years of anonymity, Bill Finger, co-creator of Batman, will posthumously receive the recognition he deserves. In July 2015, Finger Family Attorney and Washington College of Law IP clinic alumna Alethia Mariotta (’02) conducted closed door negotiations with Warner … Continue reading

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Introducing WAMU’s Capital Soundtrack Project (with a little help from the IP Clinic)

If you listen to WAMU 88.5 FM, the leading NPR affiliate in the Washington, DC, area and a department of American University, you might have heard Ally Schweitzer this morning describing an exciting new initiative: WAMU has officially launched its … Continue reading

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Clinic Files Brief on Behalf of Consumers in FCC Rulemaking to Unlock Set-Top Box

by Kendal Hardison and Rachael Stelly The Federal Communications Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on February 18, 2016 seeking comment on their proposed rules to unlock the set-top box. The Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, on behalf of … Continue reading

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Clinic Files Briefs for Consumers, Blind in 9th Circuit Cable Copyright Case

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is set to hear Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. Aereokiller, the latest case in the Internet retransmission service’s saga to obtain 17 U.S.C. § 111 compulsory licensing under the Copyright Act, which … Continue reading

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Tenley Campus of WCL – Opening Celebration IP Event- February 13th

We invite you to join us to celebrate the new Tenley Campus of the Washington College of Law on Saturday, February 13th. As part of the opening weekend celebration, WCL is hosting events to bring together faculty, alumni, and students. The … Continue reading

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Fair Use, MOOCs, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Frequently Asked Questions

In October 2015 the Librarian of Congress issued an important new rule permitting faculty and staff creating MOOCs (massive open online courses) to copy short clips from video media protected by digital locks. The rule was the result of a petition … Continue reading

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