The UW School of Law is hosting a program in transnational intellectual property law at Technical University in Dresden, Germany this week. The program features faculty, lawyers, judges, and students from the U.S. and Europe.
More than 40 students from various law schools, including 11 from the UW School of Law, will attend lectures on such IP issues as copyright protection of software, license negotiation, trademark, and patent protection. At the end of the week, students will participate in a mock trial conducted by judges from both Europe and the U.S., including Justice Klaus Grabinski of the Supreme Court of Germany, Judge Randall Radar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Judge Gabriella Muscolo of Rome's Civil Tribunal, and Judge Michael Fysh of the Patents County Court of the U.K.
This the fourth year the law school has hosted a transnational law program overseas. Previous years include: 2007 in Waseda, Japan; 2008 in Rome, Italy; and 2009 in Strasbourg, France.