PIJIP News

American University Again Ranks in Top 10 for Intellectual Property

American University Again Ranks in Top 10 for Intellectual Property

20 Mar, 2020

Once again, American University has been ranked in the top 10 for Intellectual Property by US News & World Report. No doubt our 45 IP courses, including the first in the nation IP Clinic (tied with Berkeley), 18 full time IP and tech faculty, 7 IP and tech student groups, including our student-run IP journal, specialized LL.M. in IP, and numerous IP and tech events, averaging one per week, have kept us in the top 10. For these reasons, American was also graded A+ in IP by National Jurist/preLaw Magazine.

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New Paper by Professor Carroll

New Paper by Prof. Carroll Describes Lawful Text and Datamining Under U.S. Copyright Law

03 Mar, 2020

This Article argues that U.S. copyright law provides a competitive advantage in the global race for innovation policy because it permits researchers to conduct computational analysis — text and data mining — on any materials to which they have access.

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Dissecting the ISOC/PIR/Ethos Transaction

Dissecting the ISOC/PIR/Ethos Transaction

24 Feb, 2020

Significant concern and confusion has been generated by the relatively recent announcement by the Internet Society ("ISOC") that it will "sell" its subsidiary, Public Interest Registries ("PIR"), to the private equity firm Ethos Capital for more than 1.1 billion dollars... Because I teach nonprofit and charity law at American University's Washington College of Law, I recently appeared on a panel about the proposed transaction.

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General Agreement on Common Concerns at PIJIP's 2/11 Discussion of the Sale of .ORG

General Agreement on Common Concerns at PIJIP's 2/11 Discussion of the Sale of .ORG

18 Feb, 2020

PIJIP was delighted to host a fascinating discussion about the proposed sale of the .ORG Registry at American University Washington College of Law (WCL) on Tuesday, 2/11.  Our speakers were Andrew Sullivan, President and CEO of the Internet Society (ISOC), Mitch Stoltz, Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Professor Benjamin Leff of WCL who teaches and researches the law of charitable and nonprofit organizations, and Marc Rotenberg, President and Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and an early chair of the Public Interest Registry (PIR).

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Professor Jennifer Daskal Recognized at Annual Faculty Scholarship Awards

Professor Jennifer Daskal Recognized at Annual Faculty Scholarship Awards

07 Feb, 2020

Professor Jennifer Daskal received the Edwin A. Mooers Scholars award at the annual Faculty Scholarship Awards. This award was established in 1985 in honor of former Professor Mooers, for support to an AUWCL faculty member in any area of law.

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Professor Jonas Anderson Recognized at Annual Faculty Awards

Professor Jonas Anderson Recognized at Annual Faculty Awards

07 Feb, 2020

Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarship Jonas Anderson received the Edwin A. Mooers Scholars award. This award was established in 1985 in honor of former Professor Mooers, for support to an AUWCL faculty member in any area of law.

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