Julie Tavares
 

While in her Master’s program, Julie decided that the research path was no longer her focus and chose to pursue a career path that would allow her to use her technical skills in a non-laboratory setting. Her first job out of graduate school was as a Department of Defense contractor supporting Chemical Science & Technology Managers at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in the development of medical chemical pretreatments and therapeutics for the warfighter against chemical warfare agents.

However, it was not until she joined the US Patent & Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner that law school even became a consideration because of her continual application of evolving patent laws while writing rejections of patent applications and her constant exposure to case law in responding to arguments from Patent Attorneys. Due to family, work, and school obligations, her time in participating in law school activities is limited, and AULR has given her the opportunity to meet and form relationships with both full-time and part-time law students who have assisted her in writing her Comment, navigating the OCI process, and managing the normal anxieties of being a law school student. 

Julie will continue to pursue her interests in the intellectual property world upon graduation in 2019. She also hopes to explore ways where she can be involved in either neutralizing or eradicating social injustices, particularly in the criminal justice arena. Julie will be a Research Assistant in the fall under Professor Angela Davis, an expert in criminal law and procedure with a specific focus on prosecutorial power and racism in the criminal justice system.

Professor Sean Flynn Testifies to Mexican Senate About Copyright Provisions in NAFTA

Professor Sean Flynn Testifies to Mexican Senate About Copyright Provisions in NAFTA

05 Mar, 2018

Professor Sean Flynn testified last week on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) before the Senate of Mexico. His testimony focused on the importance of including provisions in NAFTA to protect the abilities of countries to have general and open public interest copyright exceptions.

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Peter Jaszi Co-Authors New Report on Copyright Permissions Culture in Software Preservation

Peter Jaszi Co-Authors New Report on Copyright Permissions Culture in Software Preservation

15 Feb, 2018

Last week, the Association of Research Libraries published a new report - The Copyright Permissions Culture in Software Preservation and Its Implications for the Cultural Record - by Prof. Peter Jaszi, Patricia Aufderheide Brandon Butler and Krista Cox. The report summarizes results from research with the professionals who make up the software preservation community about how their understanding of copyright intersects with their preservation mission.

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Professor Farley Speaking on Trademarks at USC Gould's 2018 Intellectual Property Institute

Professor Farley Speaking on Trademarks at USC Gould's 2018 Intellectual Property Institute

15 Feb, 2018

Professor Christine Farley will join UC Berkeley Prof. Robert Merges and UCLA Prof. David Nimmer at the USC Gould School of Law's 2018 Intellectual Property Institute. 

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AUWCL Welcomes the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization's 21st Advisory Committee Meeting

AUWCL Welcomes the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization's 21st Advisory Committee Meeting

08 Feb, 2018

American University Washington College of Law is hosting the 21st Meeting of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization’s (ITSO) Advisory Committee Feb. 8-9, 2018. Comprised of 23 of the 149 Parties to the ITSO Agreement, the Advisory Committee convenes between ITSO’s Assembly of Parties and gives advice and feedback to the Director General of ITSO between Assembly of Parties. Government officials, including ministers, ambassadors, and regulators are in attendance and AUWCL students are providing support during the meeting.

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