PETER JASZI | FOUNDER & PROFESSOR EMERITUS
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
Victoria Phillips is as the Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic. She came to the law school in 2001 to help establish the clinic and also teaches communications and intellectual property law. She also helped create the law school’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP.) She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts. Before teaching, she practiced IP and communications law at Wiley, Rein and served as counsel to the National Endowment for Humanities and the Federal Communications Commission. Her scholarship and advocacy explores the dynamic changes taking place in IP and information policy and the challenging public interest issues raised by these developments. She has published several articles and speaks regularly on the history of pro bono IP and the growing IP and Technology law school clinical community. She serves as faculty advisor to the Communications and Media Law Society. In 2008, she was a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown Law and 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.
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
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 | ADJUNCT PATENT SUPERVISOR
IP Clinic alum David Grossman serves as the clinic’s adjunct supervising attorney for patent matters. He is also the Senior Director of Technology Transfer and Industry Collaboration at George Mason University. In addition, he has founded — and also worked with — several successful start-up companies and non-profit organizations, as well as monetizing numerous technologies (including several of his own 20 plus patents), some with extremely large multi-national companies. Prior to this current position, David was Vice President of Intellectual Property at Ofinno LLC, an Adjunct Professor of Law at the at the George Mason University Anton Scalia Law School, President of the National Association of Patent Practitioners, Research Editor for “The Journal of the Association of University Technology Managers,” and operator of a boutique intellectual property law practice. Earlier in his career, David led the software and avionics development for several rocket and satellite programs including the X-34 rocket plane and designed toys for Fisher-Price. David 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.