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Intellectual Property & Technology Summer Sessions

June 1 THROUGH JUNE 30 - ONLINE

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. 

2021 Courses & Schedule

Patent Litigation Institute

Intro to Patent Litigation

Jonas Anderson
Jonas Anderson

Instructor: Jonas Anderson
June 1&4 | TF | 9:15am-12:45pm
+ 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

Post-Grant Proceedings at the PTO

David Cavanagh
David Cavanagh
Jonathan Stroud
Jonathan Stroud

Instructors: David Cavanaugh (Wilmer Hale), Jon Stroud (Unified Patents)
Jun 19 & 20  | SSU | Times to be Finalized
+ 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

Intellectual Property at the International Trade Commission

Anthony Del Monaco
Anthony Del Monaco
Andrew Riley
Andrew Riley

Instructors: Anthony Del Monaco & Andrew Riley
Jun 5, 6, 12, & 13 | SSU | Times to be Confirmed
+ Additional Asynchronous Sessions
1 Credit 

Intellectual Property (IP) at the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) examines the unique procedural and substantive issues that distinguish ITC IP investigations from litigation in US district courts. The course is a unique experience combining aspects of administrative law, IP litigation, and international trade. Taught by active ITC litigators, the course provides practical litigation exercises.  The professors assign work to the students as if they were first year associates practicing IP law. Students draft discovery requests, prepare initial and responsive motions, and provide a short oral argument to end the semester. Students will receive feedback on all written and oral assignments. We welcome students interested in all areas on IP law (patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets) as the ITC handles all IP areas. Students must take LAW 501 Civil Procedure before taking this course.

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute

Copyright, Licensing, and Open Licenses

Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll

Instructor: Michael Carroll
June 1-4 | TuWThF | 2:00pm-4:30pm
+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

International Intellectual Property Law

Christine Farley
Christine Farley

Instructor: Christine Farley
June 6-10 | MTuWTh | 9:00am-12:30pm
+Additional Asynchronous Sessions
1 credit 

This course will feature an overview of international intellectual property treaties. We will focus on major treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization and the World Trade Organization governing copyright, patents and trademark.

Fashion & Design Law

Christine Haight Farley
Christine Haight Farley

Instructor: Christine Farley
Jun 14-17 | MTuWTh | 9:00 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

Privacy in Conflict:  The United States and the European Union 

Alex Joel
Alex Joel

Instructor: Alex Joel & John Kropf
June 2, 9, 21, & 23 | WTU | 6:00pm-7:30pm
+Additional Asynchronous Sessions
1 Credit

This course will introduce students to the law of personal data in the U.S., the EU. This seminar presents a three-part story: part one will introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of U.S. and European, privacy; part two will identify how differences in those frameworks have created legal and policy conflicts challenging cross-border flows of data with particular emphasis on the intersection of national security and privacy concerns in the trans-Atlantic space; and part three will identify how those conflicts have been addressed through negotiations, practice, and legal instruments. Students will become familiar with major privacy arrangements including the U.S.-U.K. Cloud Agreement, the EU-U.S. Umbrella Agreement, and the now-invalidated EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. 

Video Game Law

Ross Dannenberg
Ross Dannenberg

Instructor: Ross Dannenberg
Jun 14 - 17 | MTWTH | 6:00 pm-8:50 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

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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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