Faculty

PETER JASZI | FOUNDER & PROFESSOR EMERITUS

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Peter Jaszi is a Professor Emeritus at American University Washington College of Law, who writes and lectures about copyright law in historical and cultural contexts. He was a founder of the school’s Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic and its Program on Intellectual Property and Information Justice. Having served as a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Professor Jaszi remains a member of its journal’s editorial board. During 1993, Professor Jaszi served as a member of the Librarian of Congress’s Committee on Copyright Registration and Deposit, and from 1994 to 2000, he was a principle organizer of the Digital Future Coalition. Since 2005, he has been working with Prof. Patricia Aufderheide to help creative communities develop fair use guidance documents that reflect their particular problems and practices. A new edition of their book, Reclaiming Copyright, was published in 2018 by the University of Chicago Press. In 2007, Professor Jaszi received the American Library Association’s L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award.

VICTORIA PHILLIPS | DIRECTOR & PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE OF LAW

247_pijipVictoria Phillips teaches communications and intellectual property law and serves as the Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic. Professor Phillips helped found the clinic and the law school’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property in 2001 to introduce students to the public interest dimensions of intellectual property, communications and information law and policy. She serves as  faculty advisor to the Communications and Media Law Society.  In 2008, she was a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and served as Acting Director of the Institute of Public Representation’s First Amendment and Media Law Clinic. In May, 2015 she was appointed by the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission to serve a two year term on the agency’s Consumer Advisory Committee and she co-chairs the Media Working Group.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts. Her scholarship and advocacy explores the dynamic changes taking place in these fields and the challenging public interest issues raised by these developments. She has also published several articles and speaks regularly on the history and public interest goals of the growing IP and Technology law school clinical community.

Victoria Phillips, Sea Change: The Rising Tide of Pro Bono Legal Services for the Creative Community, IP Theory: Vol. 9 : Iss. 1 , Article 6. (2020). https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3670838

Victoria Phillips, Intellectual Property Law Gets Experienced, 59 IDEA: The IP Law Review, 249 (2018). SSRN

Victoria Phillips & Cynthia L. Dahl, Innovation and Tradition: A Survey of Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinics, 25 Clinical L. Rev. 95 (Fall 2018). SSRN

TRACIE SIDDIQUI | PRACTITIONER-IN-RESIDENCE

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Tracie Siddiqui is a Practitioner-in-Residence in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic. Most recently, Tracie was an Attorney Advisor in the Intellectual Property Enforcement Branch at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, where her practice focused on anti-counterfeiting. Prior to CBP, Tracie was Vice President & Senior Counsel, Global Intellectual Property at Marriott International, where she managed trademark transactional and enforcement matters for the company’s well-known hotel brands around the world. Before her work as an in-house counsel, Tracie was a senior associate in Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP’s trademark and copyright group, focusing on domestic and international trademark counseling, transactions, and portfolio management.  Tracie received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from the University of Oklahoma.

DAVID GROSSMAN | PATENT ADJUNCT SUPERVISOR

grossman.jpgIP Clinic alum David Grossman joined the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic as an adjunct supervising attorney for patent matters. Grossman is a patent attorney, engineer and entrepreneur. He is currently Vice President of Intellectual Property at Ofinno LLC, a wireless communications research company. Before joining Ofinno, David was the Assistant Director of Technology Transfer for George Mason University, research editor of “Tomorrow’s Technology Transfer: The Journal of the Association of University Technology Managers,” President of the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP), and operated an intellectual property law practice. Early in his career, David was a toy designer for Fisher-Price, built and sold several companies, and led the software and avionics development for the X-34 rocket plane. Grossman received a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.