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ONLINE - Intellectual Property Summer Sessions

MAY 26 THROUGH JUNE 21

 

Each summer, AUWCL’s renowned intellectual property program offers a broad selection of evening, weekend, and short courses. Summer Session courses are available for academic credit to students from any law school, and a certificate of attendance for practitioners.  This year for the first time, all of the courses will be offered online.  This is  an incredible opportunity to attend courses normally not open to students outside the Washington D.C. area.  All timings are Eastern Standard Times. 

Schedule of Classes

Intro to Patent Litigation

Jonas Anderson
Jonas Anderson

Instructor: Jonas Anderson
May 26-29 | TF | 9:15 am-12:45 pm
+ Additional Asynchronous Sessions
1 Credit

This course will serve as an introduction to the basics of patent litigation and practice. It will cover aspects of litigating before U.S. Federal Courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as post- grant review proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Full Course Description

Copyright, Licensing, and Open Licenses

Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll

Instructor: Michael Carroll
May 26-29 | TuWThF | 2:00 pm-4:30 pm
+Additional Asynchronous Sessions
1 credit

This class focuses on the interaction between copyright law and standardized open copyright licenses, particularly open source software licenses and Creative Commons licenses. Significant amounts of commercial software are “open source,” meaning that the code comes with a copyright license that permits free copying and modification subject to certain conditions.  Full Course Description

Fashion & Design Law

Christine Haight Farley
Christine Haight Farley

Instructor: Christine Farley
Jun 1-4 | MTuWTh | 10:00 am-12:30pm
+ Additional Asynchronous Sessions
1 Credit

This concentrated survey will cover the protection of fashion design and industrial design (from furniture to graphical user interface) by means of intellectual property law (namely design patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright law). Full Course Description

Post-Grant Proceedings at the PTO

David Cavanagh
David Cavanagh
Jonathan Stroud
Jonathan Stroud

Instructors: David Cavanaugh (Wilmer Hale), Jon Stroud (Unified Patents)
Jun 5 & 6  | FS | F 1:00 pm -3:15 pm;  S 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
+ Additional Asynchronous Sessions
1 Credit

This course will cover post-grant proceedings (PGPs) before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO). With the enactment of the America Invent Acts in 2011, the PTO has  implemented several new proceedings which permit the review of the validity of U.S. patents through a contentious proceeding at the PTO. Full Course Description

Video Game and Immersive Entertainment Law

Ross Dannenberg
Ross Dannenberg

Instructor: Ross Dannenberg
Jun 15-18 | MTWTH | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
+ Additional Asynchronous Sessions
1 Credit

Video game developers face a unique combination of legal issues and hurdles from initial concept, through development, and continuing through the release of each new game.  At the outset, intellectual property plays a key role in protecting video games, and freedom of speech is a recurring theme.  Full Course Description

Technology and Privacy in Global Perspective 

Alex Joel
Alex Joel

Instructor: Alex Joel
May 28 - Jun 18 | TH | 2:00 pm-3:10 pm
+Additional Asynchronous Sessions
1 Credit

This seminar will explore the regulatory and oversight structures that countries are putting in place to ensure that society realizes technology’s promise while managing its privacy risks. Full Course Description

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“PIJIP's summer sessions allow students to focus on current topics in IP taught by leading faculty and practitioners.”

Director, Michael Carroll

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