Cherry Blossom Symposium on Intellectual Property and Federal Policy: Universal Access in the Digital Environment

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CALL FOR PAPERS: On April 5, 2013, American University Washington College of Law will host the Inaugural Cherry Blossom Symposium, exploring intersections between intellectual property and Federal policy. We invite paper or presentation proposals for the conference by January 31, 2013. To submit an abstract, visit http://www.jotformpro.com/pijip/cb2013 or email sflynn@wcl.american.edu. Paper or presentation topics may address any issue at the intersection of the two fields, including discussions of how intellectual property doctrine may enable or hinder disability rights policy, and how the two fields can and should help shape each other.

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Georgia State University 2012-2013 Student IP Writing Competition

Georgia State University College of Law invites submissions to its 2012-2013 Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition. Submission deadline this year is April 30. Winning papers will be published in the conference materials for the 2013 Corporate IP Institute and will be awarded a prize.

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IP Summer Advising Scheduled for First Full Week in February

Intellectual property faculty will advise students on summer planning, including job seeking tips, externship advice, and summer programs and classes. There will also be an explanation of small-group and individual job mentoring opportunities. These advising sessions will be held on February 4, 2013 from 5:00pm-6:00pm in the JD Lounge and on February 6, 2013 from 11:45am-1:15pm in the JD Lounge.

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Michael Carroll to Participate on Behalf of Creative Commons at the Announcement of the Open Book Project

On Monday, January 28 at 2:30pm, Michael Carroll will participate on behalf of Creative Commons ("CC") at the announcement of the Open Book Project. The announcement is hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Carroll notes that CC is "delighted that the United States Department of State has chosen to license the Open Book Project materials under a CC license."

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WEBCAST: 2nd Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

Webcasts of the 2nd Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest are now available for viewing. The theme for this year's Congress was "Setting the positive agenda in motion," and it focused on developments and opportunities in the so-called "BRICS" group of emerging economies.

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Intellectual Property and Trade Courses Offered Through Summer Program in Geneva

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2013 Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy ("PIOLD") at AUWCL Washington and Geneva. Intellectual Property courses are available through this program, and those interested in applying should complete the online application.

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Intellectual Property and Human Rights Conference and Roundtable Discussion

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: The February 21-22 meeting at American University Washington College of Law will bring together scholars who are working to map the doctrinal and strategic intersections of intellectual property and human rights, and will include publication opportunities in a forthcoming book. If you are interested in participating in either or both events, please register by January 22, 2013 at http://www.jotformpro.com/pijip/iphr. To be considered for a presentation slot on February 21, please fill out the abstract section with a submission of no more than 500 words. No abstract is required to attend, including to attend the roundtable discussion on February 22.

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Prof. Contreras Led Discussion at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Policy Workshop

On December 11, Professor Jorge Contreras led a panel discussion relating to the impact of Intellectual Property Rights on translational medicine at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences ("NCATS") policy workshop.

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Sean Flynn publishes "The U.S. Proposal for an Intellectual Property Chapter in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement"

PIJIP Associate Director Sean Flynn's article takes advantage of the breach in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation’s secrecy to contribute to a new and growing collection of published scholarship on leaked proposals for international intellectual property agreements as they are being negotiated.

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Cherry Blossom Symposium on Intellectual Property and Federal Policy - Universal Access in the Digital Environment

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CALL FOR PAPERS AND SAVE THE DATE: Cherry Blossom Symposium on Intellectual Property and Federal Policy - Universal Access in the Digital Environment On April 5, 2013, American University Washington College of Law will host the Inaugural Cherry Blossom Symposium, exploring intersections between intellectual property and Federal policy. This year’s inaugural symposium will focus on intellectual property and disability rights policy.

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