WEBCAST: Prof. Contreras Speaking on Standards-Essential Patents

Prof. Jorge Contreras

On Thursday, November 29, Jorge Contreras spoke on a panel hosted by the Washington Legal Foundation on "Standards-Essential Patents: Where Do IP Protections End and Antitrust Concerns Begin?" Adam Mossoff from GMU School of Law and James Kulbaski from Oblon Spivak, LLP. spoke on the patent as well.

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Sean Flynn to Speak on Regulating Pharmaceutical Industries Panel at American Society of International Law Conference

PIJIP Associate Director Sean Flynn will speak on November 30 at the ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group biennial conference. ASIL, in partnership with the George Washington University School of Law and the Federal Trade Commission, will hold its biennial conference to address an array of issues in international economic law, including the role and development of the multilateral trading system, the World Trade Organization, foreign investment, bilateral and regional trade and investment agreements, international development law, and international financial regulation.

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Peter Jaszi to join Copyright Register on Panel at International Book Summit

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Peter Jaszi will speak on a panel on “Copyright and the Book: A Conversation about Authors, Publishers, and the Public Interest,” on December 7 at the 2012 International Summit of the Book at the Library of Congress. The panel will be moderated by Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Prof. Contreras to Speak on a Washington Legal Foundation Panel on Standards-Essential Patents

Prof. Jorge Contreras

On November 29 PIJIP Professor Jorge Contreras will speak on a panel "Standards Essential Patents: Where Do IP Protections End and Antitrust Concerns Begin?" The event will also feature Adam Mossoff (George Mason University School of Law) and James Kulbaski (Oblon Spivak, LLP) for a panel discussion at the Washington Legal Foundation.

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Already LLC v. Nike, Inc.: A Post-Argument Discussion

In Already v. Nike, the Supreme Court has granted certiorari on the question: “Whether a federal district court is divested of Article III jurisdiction over a party’s challenge to the validity of a federally registered trademark if the registrant promises not to assert its mark against the party’s then-existing commercial activities.”

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Webcast and Blog: Christopher Sprigman Delivers First Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property

On November 1, 2012, PIJIP hosted the Inaugural Peter Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property. Professor Jaszi’s students, colleagues, and fellow academics, both past and present, filled the audience and further attested to the influence and impact of Professor Jaszi’s nearly 40 year career in the field of intellectual property at WCL and abroad.

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AU Closes; PIJIP Briefing on Kirstaeng Postponed

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The Supreme Court has vowed to fight on, undeterred by the storm and the shut down of the metro, federal government and all area schools, and will hold arguments today in the Kirstaeng case. American University -- perched atop the highest point in the city and the frequent subject of storm-caused power outages - will be taking the more conservative route and will not open today. Accordingly, PIJIP's planned briefing this afternoon on the Kirstaeng case with counsel from both sides has been postponed.

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October 29: PIJIP Recap of Kirtsaeng v. Wiley

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Kirtsaeng v. Wiley - case explores the relationship between the Copyright Act’s limits on importation of a copyrighted work without permission and the first sale doctrine - will be argued before the Supreme Court the morning of October 29. WCL is pleased to host an afternoon discussion of the case featuring counsel for Supap Kirtsaeng and attorneys from an earlier case on the first sale doctrine (Costco v. Omega).

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WEBCAST: Michael Carroll to Speaks on World Bank/SPARC Panel to Launch Open Access Week

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank co-sponsored the kickoff event for Open Access Week 2012 in Washington, DC. The event featured a distinguished panel of speakers representing a broad range of stakeholders in the Open Access movement—researchers, students, policy makers, publishers and academics—who discussed why Open Access is an imperative to them and their work

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Oct 16: PIJIP Event on Intellectual Property, Trade and Development

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This multidisciplinary event will bring together academics, civil society, and policy makers to 1) examine how intellectual property affects economic growth in countries at different levels of development, and 2) analyze the way the United States ratifies trade agreements through Executive Agreements.

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