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Why American University is the Best Place to Study IP

American University Washington College of Law is perennially recognized as among the top places in the world to study intellectual property law. The program builds on AUWCL's other major strengths, including international law, public interest law and clinical legal education.

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Quick Facts
  • #8
    for IP Law in U.S. News & World Report
  • A+
    IP Law grade in Jurist Magazine
  • 40
    Classes in our IP Law curriculum

Featured News

IP Clinic Director Cautiously Optimistic about Washington Football Team's Pledge to Review Its Racist Name

IP Clinic Director Cautiously Optimistic about Washington Football Team's Pledge to Review Its Racist Name

07 Jul, 2020

The Washington D.C. football franchise has announced "a thorough review of the team's name," long criticized as a racist slur against Native Americans... The team’s name and logos have been the subject of organized protest and litigation by Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee) and other Native advocates for decades.

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Professor Michael Carroll to Present on Copyright, Text and Data Mining at Online Conference on Resource Extraction

Professor Michael Carroll to Present on Copyright, Text and Data Mining at Online Conference on Resource Extraction

29 Jun, 2020

PIJIP Faculty Director Michael Carroll will present his recent paper on copyright, text, and data mining at an upcoming interdisciplinary conference hosted by New Zealand's Massey University. The online conference, Extraction - Tracing the Viens, will "re-examine extraction and its contested place in contemporary capitalism."

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Prof. Sean Flynn Teaching Online Course on Legal Literacy for Text and Data Mining

Prof. Sean Flynn Teaching Online Course on Legal Literacy for Text and Data Mining

23 Jun, 2020

Professor Sean Flynn, Director of PIJIP, is teaching this week in an innovative online course for text and data mining researchers hosted by University California at Berkeley.

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New Paper by Prof. Anderson Published in William & Mary Law Review - Nonexcludable Surgical Method Patents

New Paper by Prof. Anderson Published in William & Mary Law Review - Nonexcludable Surgical Method Patents

29 Apr, 2020

PIJIP Professor Jonas Anderson's new paper Nonexcludable Surgical Method Patents has been published in the William & Mary Law Review. The paper explores the motivation behind the patenting of a certain class of patents that cannot be enforced. 

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Professor Farley on WNYC Story about Coronavirus-Related Trademarks

Professor Farley on WNYC Story about Coronavirus-Related Trademarks

27 Apr, 2020

PIJIP Professor and Faculty Director Christine Farley was quoted on WNYC (New York Public Radio) this morning, on a segment titled "Coronavirus Pandemic Triggers A Rush to Trademark Virus-Related Words and Slogans".

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