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Intellectual Property & Technology Summer Sessions

May 3 1 THROUGH JUly 1 

Each summer, AUWCL's renowned intellectual property & technology program offers a broad selection of short courses for law students and practitioners.  Summer Session courses are available for transferable academic credit, a certificate of completion, and CLE credit. 

Our summer courses are an excellent way to gain practical skills for unique Washington, D.C. area intellectual property litigation practices as well as to further careers in technology law that require exposure to a broad array of legal fields. 

Specialty Certificates are offered upon completing at least two credits in either the Patent Litigation or IP & Technology Practice groups of courses.  Courses may also be taken a la carte. 

2022 Courses & Schedule

Patent Litigation Institute

Intro to Patent Litigation

Jonas Anderson
Jonas Anderson

Instructor: Jonas Anderson
June 13-16 | MTuWTh | 5:00-7:00 pm
Virtual
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

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation

Sanya Sukduang
Sanya Sukduang
Jonathan Davies
Jonathan Davies

Instructors: Sanya Sukduang & Jonathan Davies
June 17-18 | FSa | 9:00-5:00 pm
In Person
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

Post-Grant Proceedings at the PTO

David Cavanagh
David Cavanagh
Jonathan Stroud
Jonathan Stroud

Instructors: David Cavanaugh (Wilmer Hale), Jon Stroud (Unified Patents)
June 11-12  | SaSu | 9:00-5:00 pm 
In-Person
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

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute

Copyright, Licensing, and Open Licenses

Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll

Instructor: Michael Carroll
May 31- June 3 | TuWThF | 9:00-12:00 pm
Virtual
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
June 6-9 | MTuWTh | 9:00-12:30 pm
Virtual
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

Video Game & Immersive Entertainment Law

Scott Kelly
Scott Kelly

Instructor: Scott Kelly
June 21 - 24 | MTWTH | 6:00-9:30pm
In-Person
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

Music Licensing

Eric Schwartz
Eric Schwartz

Instructors: Eric Schwartz
June 26-29 | SuMTuW | 10:00-1:00pm 
In-Person
1 Credit 

This course provides an overview of music licensing and related copyright issues, including: (1) The parties comprising the “music” licensing eco-system: songwriters, music publishers, performers (featured and non-featured), engineers, producers, record labels, collecting rights societies (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, Global Music Rights and SoundExchange), music streaming services (Spotify, Tidal, Apple, Pandora etc.), download services (iTunes), upload sites (YouTube), and consumers (UGC, fan sites etc.); (2) An examination of the exclusive rights of copyright – “works” versus “sound recordings” – plus the licensing structure of negotiated licenses versus “statutory licenses” (17 U.S.C. § 106 (works); for sound recordings §§ 106(6), 112, 114 and 115), and, an analysis of public performance issues; (3) Basics of licensing and payment schemes, including changes resulting from the 2018 Music Modernization Act; (4) Miscellaneous issues: collecting societies and consent decrees (and DoJ review), direct licensing, international issues, and case law.

Privacy Challenges for Big Tech in a Digitized World

Alex Joel
Alex Joel

Instructor: Alex Joel
June 6-June 9 | TuWThF | 6:00-9:30 pm
Virtual
1 credit

New technologies have created a tidal wave of data that, depending on how they are collected and analyzed, could deliver important societal benefits, or pose critical risks to privacy. Such data could be essential for protecting national security and public health, developing innovative products and services, and generating breakthroughs in scientific research. At the same time, they could reveal more personal information about our private lives than at any time in history. The private sector is moving forward quickly to develop and deploy new technologies, while legal frameworks lag behind and develop in different and potentially inconsistent directions around the world. 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.

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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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