Faculty

 

PETER JASZI | FOUNDER & PROFESSOR OF LAW

jasziPeter Jaszi, along with WCL Professor Christine Haight Farley, co-founded the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic. Professor Jaszi has taught many courses as WCL for over 25 years.  As a classroom instructor, he specializes in domestic and international copyright law.  An experienced copyright litigator and frequent speaker to professional audiences in the United States and abroad, he is widely recognized as an advocate for the public interest in intellectual property law.  With various collaborators, he has written a standard copyright textbook and several articles on copyright history and theory.  In 1994, he was a member of the Librarian of Congress’s Advisory Commission on Copyright Registration and Deposit.  Since 1995 he has been active in the Digital Future Coalition, which he helped to organize.  He is a former trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA and serves on the editorial board of its journal.

 

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 and is Co-Chair of the Transactional Clinics Committee of the American Association of Law School’s Clinical Section. 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.

 

KATHRYN KLEIMAN | PRACTITIONER-IN-RESIDENCE

Kathy KleimanKathryn Kleiman is Practitioner-in-Residence at the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic. She joins the IP Clinic from Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy and the law firm of Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth in Arlington, Virginia, where she led the Internet Law & Policy Group. Kleiman dived into Internet law early in her career and became part of the group which founded ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees and manages the global domain name system. Kleiman currently serves as co-chair of ICANN’s Review of All Rights Protections Mechanisms Policy Development Process Working Group, a group charged with reviewing the protections for trademarks created for the roll-out of new generic top level domains. In the early days of ICANN, Kleiman served on the final drafting team of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, the first global domain name dispute policy and the world’s first fully online dispute forum. Her policy work explores the balance of intellectual property protections with free speech and fair use protection. Kleiman also researches and writes in the areas of privacy law, cross-border data flows, artificial intelligence machine learning and the contributions of women to early computing. Kleiman is very pleased to join the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic and support its important mission!

 

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.