Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) is the internationally recognized intellectual property and information law research and academic program of American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL).
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Director: Michael Carroll Assoc. Director: Sean Flynn Asst. Director: Michael Palmedo Policy Fellow: Meredith Jacob Senior Coordinator: Tahniat Saulat Faculty: Jonas Anderson Michael Carroll Christine Haight Farley Sean Flynn Peter Jaszi Victoria Phillips Kathryn Kleiman

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Professor Michael Carroll, faculty director of the Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property, has been focu...
12/17/2020

Professor Michael Carroll, faculty director of the Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property, has been focusing on research, teaching, and co-managing PIJIP. He is also a founding member of Creative Commons. https://lnkd.in/dJ8w4Zy #intellectualproperty #cybersecurity #research #musicindustry

What our world-renowned IP and Tech law faculty have been working on this past year! Learn more about Professor Allen’s ...
12/14/2020

What our world-renowned IP and Tech law faculty have been working on this past year! Learn more about Professor Allen’s scholarship. https://lnkd.in/gRMTjRZ
#intellectualproperty #cybersecurity #privacy #ip #infosec

Join us TONIGHT at 5pm EST for our IP at SCOTUS Series Panel for a discussion of Van Buren v. US, moderated by Professor...
11/30/2020

Join us TONIGHT at 5pm EST for our IP at SCOTUS Series Panel for a discussion of Van Buren v. US, moderated by Professor Michael Carroll!

Register here: tiny.cc/0kg5tz

American University Washington College of Law's Tech, Law, and Security program and American University Journal of Gende...
11/18/2020

American University Washington College of Law's Tech, Law, and Security program and American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law are hosting a symposium series this week on #AI: Bias and the Implication of #Algorithms, #FacialRecognition, & #MachineLearning. Click for more and join us: http://www.jgspl.org/symposium/

We have saved our best event this semester last - the finale to this semester's IP at the Supreme Court panel. As we mov...
11/16/2020

We have saved our best event this semester last - the finale to this semester's IP at the Supreme Court panel. As we move closer to our next #IPatSCOTUS event, Van Buren v. United States, PIJIP will highlight some of our panelists.

Joseph De Marco, DeVore & DeMarco LLP
Mr. DeMarco is a partner at DeVore & DeMarco LLP where he focuses on counseling clients on complex issues involving information privacy and security, theft of intellectual property, computer intrusions, on-line fraud, and the lawful use of new technology. His years of experience in private practice and in government handling the most difficult cybercrime investigations handled by the United States Attorney’s Office have made him one of the nation’s most sought-after lawyers on Internet crime and the law relating to emerging technologies. In addition to his counsel practice, Mr. DeMarco serves as an Arbitrator, resolving complex commercial and high-technology disputes between businesses. He is on the National Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and Federal Arbitration, Inc. (FedArb). He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches the upper-class Internet and Computer Crimes seminar.

Megan Iorio, EPIC - Electronic Privacy Information Center
Megan works on EPIC's litigation projects and leads EPIC's amicus work. She has filed amicus briefs on emerging privacy and technology issues in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal appellate courts, and the high courts of California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Megan has also argued for EPIC before the New Jersey Supreme Court. Previously, Megan was the Organizing Director of Just Foreign Policy, where she led grassroots campaigns promoting progressive foreign policy reform. Megan graduated from Georgetown Law, where she was a Public Interest Fellow.

Andrew Grosso, Andrew Grosso & Associates
Andrew Grosso is a graduate of the law school of the University of Notre Dame, and holds master of science degrees in both physics and computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Grosso’s practice includes the prosecution of False Claim Act whistleblower or “qui tam” cases; hi-tech commercial litigation; corporate compliance matters and internal investigations; Internet and privacy law; and cyber security and cyber litigation. He has acted as counsel to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-authored the resulting “Report to the President: MIT and the Prosecution of Aaron Swartz.” Joseph V. DeMarco is a partner at DeVore & DeMarco LLP where he focuses on counseling clients on complex issues involving information privacy and security, theft of intellectual property, computer intrusions, on-line fraud, and the lawful use of new technology. His years of experience in private practice and in government handling the most difficult cybercrime investigations handled by the United States Attorney’s Office have made him one of the nation’s most sought-after lawyers on Internet crime and the law relating to emerging technologies. In addition to his counsel practice, Mr. DeMarco serves as an Arbitrator, resolving complex commercial and high-technology disputes between businesses. He is on the National Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and Federal Arbitration, Inc. (FedArb).

We are proud to host this event with American University Washington College of Law's Intellectual Property Brief. Click here for more information and to register: https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/pijip/events/

American University Washington College of Law's Tech Law and Security's Fall Speaker Series Launches TODAY with their ev...
11/10/2020

American University Washington College of Law's Tech Law and Security's Fall Speaker Series Launches TODAY with their event featuring Erika Brown Lee, Senior VP and Assistant GC, at Mastercard and host Alex Joel (TLS Scholar-in-Residence). This series will explore what it is like, as a lawyer, to deal with privacy and technology issues in government versus the private sector. https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/techlaw/events/tls-speaker-series-with-erika-brown-lee/

AUWCL students - wondering what to register for? Join PIJIP and Professors Carroll, Farley, Daskal, Anderson, and Philli...
11/05/2020
Spring IP and Technology Course Advising Session

AUWCL students - wondering what to register for? Join PIJIP and Professors Carroll, Farley, Daskal, Anderson, and Phillips
for our Spring #IPandTech advising session TOMORROW, November 6 at 1:30pm EST. Click here to register: https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/pijip/events/spring-ip-and-technology-course-advising-session/

On November 3rd, Professor Sean Flynn will be presenting on the Right to Research in Comparative Copyright Law at the 14th meeting of the Congresso de Direito de Autor e Interesse Público (CODAIP), the largest national conference in Brazil on copyright and the public interest.

Congratulations to  @ericperrott '12 on being named partner at Gerben Perrott PLLC - both named partners at this boutiqu...
11/02/2020

Congratulations to @ericperrott '12 on being named partner at Gerben Perrott PLLC - both named partners at this boutique firm are recognized as the top in the field and are @AUWCL graduates. They credit @Prof_Farley as their introduction to the field!

Kicking off our fall IP at the SCOTUS Series Panels TOMORROW at 5pm EST with Google v. Oracle! Registration is required!...
10/06/2020

Kicking off our fall IP at the SCOTUS Series Panels TOMORROW at 5pm EST with Google v. Oracle! Registration is required! You don’t want to miss this!

Join PIJIP for our next IP at SCOTUS event next Thursday, October 7 at 5:00 pm! We regularly invite counsel of record an...
10/01/2020

Join PIJIP for our next IP at SCOTUS event next Thursday, October 7 at 5:00 pm! We regularly 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.

Click here to secure your (virtual) spot: tinyurl.com/GooglevOracleWCL

Join PIJIP for our Jaszi Distinguished Lecture featuring Suzan Shown Harjo on Thursday, October 1st at 6pm.  Ms. Harjo w...
09/25/2020

Join PIJIP for our Jaszi Distinguished Lecture featuring Suzan Shown Harjo on Thursday, October 1st at 6pm. Ms. Harjo will speak on From Sacred Places to Playing Fields — The Long Struggle for Dignity and Respect
Ms. Harjo's name is most often associated with the successful trademark cancellation proceeding against the Washington football franchise, a request she initiated in 1992, but saw tied up in federal courts for over two decades.
#changethemascot, #notyourmascot, #changethename, #WashingtonFootballTeam, #NativeTwitter, #Notyourcostume

PIJIP's Faculty Director Prof. Michael Carroll is speaking TOMORROW, 9/23 at "Promoting innovation in the life science s...
09/22/2020
Promoting innovation in the life science sector and supporting pro-competitive collaborations: The role of intellectual property

PIJIP's Faculty Director Prof. Michael Carroll is speaking TOMORROW, 9/23 at "Promoting innovation in the life science sector and supporting pro-competitive collaborations: The role of intellectual property," hosted by the Department of Justice and the USPTO.

He is speaking on two panels:

3:50 – 4:15 p.m. Session IV: Copyright and Innovation in the Life Sciences
This will provide an overview of copyright in the life sciences and how it encourages innovation. Topics will include digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, open access, and publishing in the life sciences sector.

4:15 – 4:50 p.m. Panel Discussion II: Copyright Discussion: Enhancing Access to Life Science
This will discuss how copyright can create incentives or barriers to building data or information pools, and related licensing In this session, the panelists will discuss copyright’s integral role in supporting the dissemination of information and facilitating different licensing models.

Join us here: https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/events/promoting-innovation-life-science-sector-and-supporting-pro-competitive

Event Summary September 23, 2020 - September 24, 2020 1:00 PM ET - 5:20 PM ETAdd to Calendar2020-09-23 13:00:002020-09-23 13:00:00Promoting innovation in the life science sector and supporting pro-competitive collaborations: The role of intellectual property This joint USPTO – Department of Just...

Global Experts on Copyright User Rights Nina Elkin-Koren, Neil Weinstock Netanel, and Peter Yu will give public presenta...
09/22/2020
Transplanting Fair Use

Global Experts on Copyright User Rights Nina Elkin-Koren, Neil Weinstock Netanel, and Peter Yu will give public presentations that examine the trend toward hybrid fair use exceptions and the premises of US industry and government opposition.

Learn more and register to join us this Friday by clicking here: tinyurl.com/WCLfairuse

#intellectualproperty #ip

September 25, 2020 | 9:30am EST Registration (Required) After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

One perk of being virtual for this year's IP & Tech Law Alumni Networking Event? Going INTERNATIONAL! We were joined las...
09/18/2020

One perk of being virtual for this year's IP & Tech Law Alumni Networking Event? Going INTERNATIONAL! We were joined last night over 70 alumni across 7000 miles and 9 time zones!

featuring: guest appearances from children, singing, federal clerks, and guitars!

Thanks to all for joining us - the event was a success.

09/17/2020
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Don't miss the Intellectual Property & Tech Law Alumni Networking Event taking place now. Join us!!! https://american.zoom.us/j/92147319630?pwd=YjNxOTl0b0tBYVRKT092WFRrcEZRQT09

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Join us TONIGHT! We still have a few spots remaining - it's not too late to register.PIJIP presents - a Virtual IP & Tec...
09/17/2020
2020 IP & Tech Law Networking Reception - Online

Join us TONIGHT! We still have a few spots remaining - it's not too late to register.

PIJIP presents - a Virtual IP & Tech Law Alumni Networking Event with Susan Mann (American University Washington College of Law ’86), Senior Director, Intellectual Property Policy at Microsoft.

We have large numbers of national and international alumni on board - you don't want to miss this!

Click here to register: https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/pijip/events/2020-ip-tech-law-networking-reception-online/

#law #microsoft #legaltech #cybersecurity #privacy #infosec #intellectualproperty

We are pleased to announce our annual IP and Technology Law Alumni Networking Event with Susan Mann (WCL ’86), Senior Director, Intellectual Property Policy at Microsoft, to take place virtually on September 17 at 6pm EST. 

Join us next Thursday, 9/17 for a virtual IP & Tech Law Alumni Networking Event with Susan Mann (American University Was...
09/10/2020
2020 IP & Tech Law Networking Reception - Online

Join us next Thursday, 9/17 for a virtual IP & Tech Law Alumni Networking Event with Susan Mann (American University Washington College of Law ’86), Senior Director, Intellectual Property Policy at Microsoft. We have large numbers of national and international alumni on board - you don't want to miss this!

Click here to register: https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/pijip/events/2020-ip-tech-law-networking-reception-online/

#law #microsoft #legaltech #cybersecurity #privacy #infosec #intellectualproperty

We are pleased to announce our annual IP and Technology Law Alumni Networking Event with Susan Mann (WCL ’86), Senior Director, Intellectual Property Policy at Microsoft, to take place virtually on September 17 at 6pm EST. 

Check out this article written by Camille Stewart, a WCL IP and Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic alumn...
09/10/2020
Opinion: Where we need the most diverse team of advisers for US safety

Check out this article written by Camille Stewart, a WCL IP and Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic alumna!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/02/opinions/diversity-in-national-security-us-flournoy-stewart/index.html

Michèle A. Flournoy and Camille Stewart write that Joe Biden has already signaled that he intends to draw on the strengths of our nation's diversity in assembling his administration. And nowhere will a qualified team of advisers with a diversity of lived experience and expertise be more important a...

A new article by Christine Haight Farley, Faculty Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Proper...
09/09/2020
Transplanting Fair Use

A new article by Christine Haight Farley, Faculty Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, has been published in the July–August 2020 issue of The Trademark Reporter.

"The Lost Unfair Competition Law," reviews legislative history that shows how Lanham Act provisions could afford traders expanded unfair competition protection, but have come to be widely overlooked. The full article is available here.

https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/pijip/events/transplanting-fair-use/

September 25, 2020 | 9:30am EST Registration (Required) After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Join PIJIP, Niva Elkin-Koren, Neil Weinstock Netanel, and Peter Yu for a conversation on Transplanting Fair Use!The Sout...
09/09/2020
Transplanting Fair Use

Join PIJIP, Niva Elkin-Koren, Neil Weinstock Netanel, and Peter Yu for a conversation on Transplanting Fair Use!

The South African President recently sent a Copyright Amendment Bill back to Parliament, including a reservation that it’s proposed “hybrid” fair use right with specific exceptions would violate the international 3-step test. The rejection of the Bill was motivated in part by US industry and official opposition. In this event, we will feature public presentations of scholars from the Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights that examine the trend toward hybrid fair use exceptions and the premises of US industry and government opposition

September 25, 2020 | 9:30am EST Registration (Required)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/pijip/events/transplanting-fair-use/

September 25, 2020 | 9:30am EST Registration (Required) After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Join us VIRTUALLY on September 11th for a fascinating conversation about Copyright Expiration and the threat it poses to...
09/08/2020
WCL Sports and Entertainment Law Society

Join us VIRTUALLY on September 11th for a fascinating conversation about Copyright Expiration and the threat it poses to Old School Hip Hop Music catalogues with Prof. KJ Greene!

SELS is so happy to co-sponsor this event with WCL's amazing Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property.

Come listen to Prof. Kevin J. Greene talk about how the complexity of copyright terminations is actually contributing to racial inequality in the music industry, particularly the hip-hop world.
The event will be held virtually on September 11 at 12pm.

Registration is required

https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/pijip/events/kevin-j-greene/?_ga=2.141196081.225598671.1599571226-1745375069.1599571226

09/07/2020
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Registration is now OPEN for American University Washington College of Law's 9th Annual Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property featuring Suzan Shown Harjo, leader of the native justice trademark proceeding against Washington Football Team.

RSVP for our virtual event through the link below. https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/pijip/events/suzan-shown-harjo#changethename9th-annual-peter-a-jaszi-distinguished-lecture-on-intellectual-property/

#changethemascot #notyourmascot #changethename #Notyourcostume #NativeJustice

09/03/2020
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PIJIP Professor Christine Haight Farley's article, "The Lost Unfair Competition Law,” was published in the July–August, 2020 issue of The Trademark Reporter.

The article "explains why we have lost sight of this answer and become confused about the scope of unfair competition law today by providing a historical examination of the drafting and enactment of the act and mysterious treaty, and their forgotten connection."

Click here to read more: https://lnkd.in/g_9T32X

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Co-Directors: Michael Carroll & Christine Haight Farley Assoc. Director: Sean Flynn Asst. Director, Interdisciplinary Research: Michael Palmedo Project Director, Public Lean Creative Commons USA: Meredith Jacob Program Coordinator: Tahniat Saulat Finance & Grant Coordinator: Jeselene Andrade Creative Commons, USA Director: Meredith Jacob

Faculty: Jonas Anderson Michael Carroll Christine Haight Farley Sean Flynn Peter Jaszi Victoria Phillips Kathryn Kleiman

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