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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
  • 60+
    Classes in our IP & Tech Law curriculum

Featured News

Right to Research in International Copyright - Statements at 41st SCCR

Right to Research in International Copyright - Statements at 41st SCCR

22 Jul, 2021

Last month, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held its 41st session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). Members of the Civil Society Coalition on the Right to Research in International Copyright made a series of official statements.

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Christine Haight Farley - A Research Framework on Intellectual Property and Morality

Christine Haight Farley - A Research Framework on Intellectual Property and Morality

15 Jul, 2021

A new publication is out from PIJIP's Faculty Director, Professor Christine Haight Farley. "A Research Framework on Intellectual Property and Morality" has been published in Approaches and Methodologies in Intellectual Property Research

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Professor Flynn helped write open academic letter in support of the TRIPS Intellectual Property Waiver

124 Academics Sign Open Letter in Support of the TRIPS Intellectual Property Waiver Proposal

13 Jul, 2021

PIJIP Professor Flynn helped draft the copyright section of the letter to wealthy countries that have opposed the waiver at the World Trade Organization.

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Prof. Sean Flynn Director of PIJIP wrote July CAB submission on the Copyright Amendment Bill as lead counsel for the User Rights Network.

Prof. Sean Flynn Submits Comments on South African Copyright Amendment Bill on Behalf of the Global Global Network on Copyright User Rights

12 Jul, 2021

The submission focuses on Section 12A of the Copyright Amendment Bill, which is an open general exception for “fair use” of copyrighted works. This provision is largely an updating of South Africa’s current general exception for “fair dealing” with a copyrighted work.

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PIJIP Counsel Jonathan Band Publishes New Book:

PIJIP Counsel Jonathan Band Publishes New Book: "Interfaces on Trial 3.0: Google v. Oracle America and Beyond"

08 Jul, 2021

PIJIP Counsel Jonathan Band has updated his book relating the history of software copyright law in respect of interface disputes with a new part on the Google decision

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