PIJIP Begins Spring 2019 Semester with Two SCOTUS Series Events and a Series of Career Counseling Events for Students 


The AUWCL Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property will hold SCOTUS Series events on January 8 and 14th. In our SCOTUS Series, we invite counsel of record and counsel for selected amici to offer post-argument reflections in intellectual property (and related) cases heard by the Supreme Court. These events are held on the afternoon of oral argument before the Court.

January 8: Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp v. Wall-Street.com

This panel will discuss the issue: whether the “registration of [a] copyright claim has been made” within the meaning of 17 U.S.C. § 411(a) when the copyright holder delivers the required application, deposit, and fee to the Copyright Office, as the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 5th and 9th Circuits have held, or only once the Copyright Office acts on that application, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 10th and, in the decision below, the 11th Circuits have held.

January 14: Rimini Street Inc. v. Oracle USA Inc.

This panel will discuss the issue: whether the Copyright Act’s allowance of “full costs,” 17 U.S.C. § 505, to a prevailing party is limited to taxable costs under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1920 and 1821, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 8th and 11th Circuits have held, or whether the act also authorizes non-taxable costs, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit held.

We will also hold a series of career counseling events aimed at students looking for summer (or permanent) work in IP and technology law.  

More information on PIJIP's events, see: https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/pijip/events/