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Spring 2012

CASRIP Celebrates 20th Anniversary; IP LL.M. Celebrates 10th Anniversary

CASRIP graduates

Please join us this summer as we celebrate the Center for on Intellectual Property’s (CASRIP) 20th Anniversary and the Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law and Policy’s (IP LL.M.) 10th Anniversary! The celebration activities will coincide with the annual High Technology Protection Summit on July 27 and 28.

We will have a special Anniversary lunch on Friday, a reception hosted by Seed IP on Friday evening, and a scholarship symposium on Saturday. You can also pick up a limited edition hard copy of the Judge Rader Festschrift, a special symposium edition of the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts honoring Judge Rader’s contributions to intellectual property law and practice, our special anniversary brochure, and an anniversary water bottle. All of us in the Law, Technology & Arts Group look forward to celebrating these significant milestones!

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Intellectual Property Law Program Ranked 15th in the Country, UW Law Ranked 20th

The University of Washington School of Law's intellectual property law program is now ranked as the 15th best in the U.S. according to the 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group (U.S. News & World Report). U.S. News also ranked UW Law as the 20th best law school in the U.S. and 7th best among public law schools. According to Professor Bob Gomulkiewicz, Faculty Director of the Law, Technology & Arts Group: "The U.S. News ranking recognizes UW Law's leadership in IP legal education with one of the world's most respected IP LL.M. programs and the CASRIP Summer Institute and High Tech Summit. We are excited to be training the next generation of leaders in intellectual property law."

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LTA Welcomes Executive Director Scott David

Scott David, formerly a K&L Gates partner whose primary practice is in technology transactions and data protection, has joined UW Law as the Executive Director of the Law, Technology & Arts Group, effective June 1. Adding Scott to our team allows LTA to undertake new initiatives, form new partnerships, and build on the many current successful LTA programs to advance UW Law as a national and global leader at the intersection of law, technology and arts.

Scott’s involvement in the law, technology, and arts arena is impressive and we are excited to welcome him to lead LTA to the next level. He has been active in the World Economic Forum (Davos), Identity Commons, ABA Cyberspace Committee, and Dorkbot (technology/arts organization) among other activities. He has also served as an external board member of the Law, Technology and Arts Journal since 2008. His leadership at K&L Gates included chairing the Professional Development Committee, the Retention and Recruitment Task Force, and the Compensation Committee.

Scott received his J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown in 1985 and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 1990. Scott’s practice has focused on intellectual property and technology counseling and transactions, and he has become a leading expert in these areas nationally and internationally. Scott was a partner at K&L Gates (formerly Preston, Gates & Ellis) since 1992. Prior to joining K&L Gates, he was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York.

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LTA Faculty Receive Named Professorships

LTA Faculty Director Bob Gomulkiewicz has been named a Washington Law Foundation Professor, one of two new professorships created by the Washington Law School Foundation. Anita Ramasastry, formerly the D. Wayne and Anne Gittinger Professor, has also been named a Washington Law Foundation Professor. Toshiko Takenaka continues to serves as the Hunter Simpson/Washington Research Foundation Professor and Jane Winn as a Charles Stone Professor.

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Winn Leads IP Workshops in China and India

In 2011, the Asian Law Center received a grant from Microsoft to support collaboration between UW Law School faculty members interested in intellectual property issues and our counterparts in India and China. This new program builds on the 50 year history in the Asian Law Center of collaboration between UW Law School and law schools throughout Asia. During the first year, three visiting scholars from Asia each spent one month in Seattle: Professor Zhang Guangliang from Renmin University Law School in Beijing, Professor Wang Qian from East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai and Professor Shamnad Basheer from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata.

In November 2011, Professor Jane Winn and Professor Zhang Guangliang hosted the first of a series of workshops focused on teaching IPR in Asia at Renmin University. During the workshop, the relationship between learning theory and curriculum design were discussed as well as the scope of issues covered in IPR courses in China. Authors of innovative teaching materials currently in use in China demonstrated their use to colleagues.

In March 2012, Professor Jane Winn, Professor Shamnad Basheer and Professor Srikrishna Deva Rao from the National Law University-Delhi hosted the second workshop in the series and the first in India. During the workshop, trends in IP legal education in India were discussed. Presentations on innovative approaches to teaching IP in the US were followed by breakout session discussions on how innovations in IP teaching in India could be disseminated more broadly.

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Intellectual Property Inn of Court Hosted at UW Faculty Club

Since its inception, the University of Washington and LTA have hosted the Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of Court at the University Club on the UW campus. The IP Inn is a unique organization designed to foster professionalism, mentoring, and education of intellectual property litigators. Based upon an English model of mentoring, the membership of the Inn form groups called “pupilages” that combine a range of experience from Students to “Barristers” and “Masters.” The Inn meets one night a month at the Faculty Club for dinner where one group is responsible for that night’s educational program. Past programs have included interactive discussions with patent judges, mock Supreme Court arguments, and game show contests. The Seattle chapter of the IP Inn is more than 100 members strong and meets the third Thursday of the month. LTA Associate Director Signe Naeve was a founding member of the Seattle IP Inn and LTA Faculty Director Bob Gomulkiewicz was an inaugural member.

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UW Students Argue Patent Infringement in Rome, Italy

Rome may be famous for its history and culture, but intellectual property took center stage this past spring break when the University of Roma Tre hosted the sixth annual Transnational IP Program, uniting students from six schools and 15 countries. The students attend a series of comparative law lectures, but the highlight is always the mock trial at the culmination of the program. This year, the students presented contributory patent infringement arguments to Judge Muscolo of the IP Court in Rome, Italy, Judge Sharon Prost from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Justice Klaus Grabinski of the Federal Supreme Court of Germany.

The Program is run by Professor Toshiko Takenaka and the Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP) as a part of the Law, Technology & Arts (LTA) Group in collaboration with its European partner schools and adjunct faculty. Many UW students who have attended the past programs developed strong bonds with their mock trial team members expanding their global IP network.

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UW Students Advance at Giles Rich Moot Court Competition

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UW Law students Liz Hagan and Bryan Russell reached the quarter-finals of the regional Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition held in Palo Alto, CA. The Giles Rich competition is organized by the American Intellectual Property Law Association and is the most prestigious appellate advocacy competition with an intellectual property focus. Finalists for the local competition were Marlena Grundy-Dietzway and Janice Goh and semi-finalists were Ryan Baker and Tim Billick. Samuel Webb and Yury Colton from Stoel Rives taught the IP Appellate Advocacy class that prepared the students for the local competition, hosted the local competition, and coached the regional competition team. The class and competition have been a great experience for the students, and in particular, they would like to thank Sam and Yury for their efforts.

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INTA Scholarship Symposium and Reception in Washington, D.C.

LTA Associate Director Signe Naeve chaired the third annual Trademark Scholarship Symposium at the 134th annual meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Washington, D.C. The Symposium presents a workshop environment for authors of trademark scholarship works-in-progress to receive valuable feedback from both academics and practitioners. Naeve presented her own work at the first Trademark Scholarship Symposium and then became a member of the Professor Committee and began running the Scholarship Symposium.

Professor Toshiko Takenaka also attended INTA this year where she and Naeve hosted a joint reception with LTA friends and colleagues from the George Washington University Law School. The reception provided a wonderful opportunity to stay connected with supporters and alums either visiting or permanently located in the D.C. area.

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Naeve Chairs Western Washington IP Institute

USPTO Director David Kappos presented the keynote address at the Western Washington Intellectual Property Institute, Co-Chaired by outgoing Washington State Bar Association IP Section leader Signe Naeve. The IP Institute is a popular CLE where Washington IP lawyers learn recent developments in the annual year-in-review presentations and can explore other hot topics such as fashion design, technology transfer, and litigation forum shopping. This year Naeve presented the Copyright Year in Review at the IP Institute.

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Faculty Publications

Robert Gomulkiewicz

Enforcing Open Source Software Licenses: The MDY Trio's Inconvenient Complications, 14 Yale J. L. & Tech. 106 (2011)

Intellectual Property, Innovation, and the Future: Toward a Better Model for Educating Leaders in Intellectual Property Law, 64 SMU L. Rev. 1161 (2011)

2011 Cumulative Supplement, Intellectual Property, Software, and Information Licensing:  Law & Practice (with Nguyen & Conway)

Signe Naeve

Chair, Third Annual INTA Trademark Scholarship Symposium, 134th Annual Meeting, May 2012 (Washington, D.C.)

Chair, Washington State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section’s 17th Annual Western Washington Intellectual Property Law Institute, March 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Copyright Year in Review, Washington State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section’s 17th Annual Western Washington Intellectual Property Law Institute, March 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Copyright Law for College Journalists, Associated Collegiate Press National College Journalism Convention, March 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Sean O’Connor

The Aftermath of Stanford v. Roche: Which Law of Assignments Governs? 24 Intell. Prop. J. 29 (2011)

The Impact of Stanford v. Roche on Technology Licensing under Bayh-Dole, 47 Procurement Law 5 (Winter 2012) (with James G. McEwen, Susan Warshaw Ebner, and John E. McCarthy, Jr.)

Practical Implications of Stanford v. Roche for Ownership of University Inventions, Biotech Briefing (2011) (ABA Section of Science & Technology Law, Biotechnology Law Committee)

Revisiting Legal Personhood: Corporate Speech, Authorship, and Inventorship, Seattle University School of Law, Adolf A. Berle, Jr., Center on Law, Corporations & Society, Third Annual Symposium, January 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Teaching Biotech, Association of American Law Schools, Mid-Year Meeting, Workshop on When Technology Disrupts Law: How Do IP, Internet and Biolaw Adapt?, June 2012 (Berkeley, CA)

Speech, Authorship, and Inventorship: A New Approach to Corporate Personhood, Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting and 2012 International Conference on Law and Society, June 2012 (Honolulu, HI)

Discussant, Law and Entrepreneurship: Legal Infrastructure and Advising Entrepreneurs, Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting and 2012 International Conference on Law and Society, June 2012 (Honolulu, HI)

Hub Firms, Network Orchestration, and Growth in Technology Industries, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Economic Growth: Costs, Causes, and Effects, May 2012 (Squaw Valley, CA)

Speech, Authorship, and Inventorship: A New Approach to Corporate Personhood, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Innovation, Economic Growth and Human Behavior, May 2012 (Squaw Valley, CA)

Speech, Authorship, and Inventorship: A New Approach to Corporate Personhood, University of Oregon School of Law, Faculty Colloquium, May 2012 (Eugene, OR)

Revisiting Legal Personhood: Corporate Speech, Authorship, and Inventorship, Seattle University School of Law, Adolf A. Berle, Jr., Center on Law, Corporations & Society, Third Annual Symposium, January 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Anita Ramasastry

Transnational Corporations and the Incongruity of Their Rights and Responsibilities under International Law, University of Washington, College of Arts and Sciences, Simpson Center for the Humanities, Cosmopolitan Rights and Responsibilities, May 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Human Trafficking 101: Efforts to Unify State Law, University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law, Human Trafficking, Forced Labor and Corporate Responsibility, May 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Corporate Accountability for Overseas Activities: Lessons from Civil Litigation in the United States, National University of Ireland Galway School of Law and Irish Centre for Human Rights, Ireland and the United Nations Framework for Business and Human Rights, March 2012 (Galway, Ireland)

The Future of Corporate Liability for Human Rights Violations in the United States: Kiobel, the Ruggie Framework and other Emerging Trends, Lewis & Clark Law School, Global Law Lecture, March 2012 (Portland, OR)

Electronic Transactions and Electronic Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce and National College of Judicial Studies (Egypt), March 2012 (Cairo, Egypt)

Putting the Business and Human Rights Agenda in Context: Lessons from the Anti-Corruption Sphere, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the South African Institute of International Affairs, the University of Johannesburg, and the University of Hong Kong Law Faculty, The “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework: Charting a Future or Taking the Wrong Turn for Business and Human Rights?, January 2012 (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Licensing & Contracts in Post-Gaddafi Libya, Libya Transparency Roundtable, December 2011 (Tripoli, Libya)

Moderator, Is Corruption Hampering Asia’s Development? If So, What Can Be Done to Stop It?, Asia Society, Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit: Worlds Apart Together: Shared Values for an Asia-Pacific Community, November 2011 (New Delhi, India)

Zahr Said

Incorporating Literary Methods and Texts in Teaching Tort Law3 Calif. L. Rev. Circuit 170 (2012)

Incorporating Literary Methods and Texts in Teaching Tort Law, Panel on Pedagogical Approaches to the Humanities in Law Schools, AALS, January 2012 (Washington, D.C. )

Copyright in Characters: A Literary Perspective, Whittier College of Law, March 2012 (Costa Mesa, CA ) 

Copyright in Characters: A Literary Perspective, IP in the Trees Series, Lewis & Clark Law School, April 2012 (Portland, OR)

Rob Merges’s Justifying Intellectual Property, Notre Dame Law School, Symposium, April 2012 (Notre Dame, IN)

Toshiko Takenaka

Patent Practice in Japan and Europe: Liber Amiconrum for Guntram Rahn, Bernd Hansen & Dick Schuessler-Langeheine, 34 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 135 (2012)

Exercise of Patent Rights Under Japanese Anti-Monopoly Prevention Law: A Comparative Law Perspective, Caggiano et al ed, Competition Law and Intellectual Property: A European Perspective, 285 (2012)

Has the United States Adopted a First-To-File System Through America Invents Act: A Comparative Law Analysis of Patent Priority Under First-Inventor-To-File, 2012 GRUR Int’l (No. 4) 304 (2012)

Harmony with the rest of the world? The America Invents Act, J. Intell. Prop. L. & Prac. 4 (2012)

A Special Rule for Compound Protection for DNA-sequences – Impact of the ECJ “Monsanto” decision on Patent Practice, 93 J. Patent Off. and Copyright Soc’y 189 (2011) (with Krauss)

Merging Civil and Common Law Traditions in the Patent Validity Challenge System: Japanese Experiences, Goetting & Schuester ed, Nourriture de l’esprit, Festschrift for Prof. Dieter Stauder, 271 (2011)

Has the United States Adopted a First-To-File System?: A Comparative Law Study of First-Inventor-To-File System, L. & Tech. No. 64, 29 (2011)

Recent IP Developments in the United States, Takabayashi, Mimura & Takenaka ed, 2011 I.P. Annual Report 128 (2011)

Roundtable Discussions on Current Issues in Intellectual Property, 2011 I.P. Annual Report 1 (2011)

American Invents Act and Its Impact on Global Patent Harmonization, Japan Patent Office, March 2012 (Tokyo, Japan)

Panelist, Balancing Competing Policies which Relate to Medical Patents, Patent and Public Policy Conference, Meiji University, March 2012 (Tokyo, Japan)

Moderator, Patent Infringement Remedies at District Courts and ITC, Waseda RCLIP, March 2012 (Tokyo, Japan)

Employee Invention Systems: Comparative Law Analysis, Santa Clara University Law School, High Tech Institute, January 2011 (Santa Clara, CA)

Jane Winn

2011 Cumulative Supplement, The Law of Electronic Commerce (4th ed. 2002) (with Wright)

Globalization, Legal Pluralism, and Islamic Law: Self-Regulation in Islamic Finance and Halal Products, Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting and 2012 International Conference on Law and Society, June 2012 (Honolulu, HI)

Governance challenges to the development of global Information technology standards for cross-border mobile money services, Mobile Money in Developing Countries: Financial Inclusion and Financial Integrity, University of Washington School of Law, April 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Innovations in US Law School Teaching Methods and Materials, at Innovations in IPR Teaching Methods and Materials Workshop, Tsinghua University School of Law, April 2012 (Beijing, China)

Recent Developments in Electronic Payments Law, NACHA Payments 2012, April 2012 (Baltimore MD)

Innovations in US Law School Teaching Methods and Materials, at Innovations in IPR Teaching Methods and Materials Workshop, National Law University, Dwarka 14, March 2012 (New Delhi, India)

Trust Framework Models, RSA Computer Security Annual Conference, March 2012 (San Francisco, CA)

Buying Fairness, Michigan Intellectual Property Workshop, University of Michigan School of Law, February 2012 (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Teaching Contract Drafting with Contracts Filed in SEC EDGAR Database, CALI Annual Meeting, June 22, 2012 (San Diego, CA)

In This Issue

CASRIP Celebrates 20th Anniversary; IP LL.M. Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Intellectual Property Law Program Ranked 15th in the Country, UW Law Ranked 20th

LTA Welcomes Executive Director Scott David

LTA Faculty Receive Named Professorships

LTA Professors Teach and Study Abroad

Winn Leads IP Workshops in China and India

Intellectual Property Inn of Court Hosted at UW Faculty Club

UW Students Argue Patent Infringement in Rome, Italy

UW Students Advance at Giles Rich Moot Court Competition

INTA Scholarship Symposium and Reception in Washington, D.C.

Naeve Chairs Western Washington IP Institute

Recent LTA Faculty Publications


Upcoming Events

Judicial Conference in Nanjing (6/17-6/22/12)

Beijing Alumni Reception (6/24/12)

Beijing Renmin Conference (6/25-6/26/12)

Tokyo Medical Dental University Global Health Licensing Strategy Conference (6/28/12)

 Waseda Patent Enforcement Strategy Conference (6/30/12)

 Osaka institute of Technology Patent Enforcement Seminar (7/2/12)

Osaka Asian Law-IP Joint Alumni Reunion (7/2/12)

Tokyo Asian Law-IP Joint Alumni Reunion (7/2/12)

CASRIP Summer Institute 7/19/12-8/3/12

CASRIP High Technology Protection Summit 7/27-7/28/12


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