Dear enthusiastic IP lawyers in and around Washington metropolitan area, the beautiful fall months of October and November are brimming with events and panel discussions – specifically centered on copyright law. Hence, mark your calendar and suit up for the following – (Being a soft IP lawyer, I do not keep a track of patent centric events, hence sincere apologies for not highlighting them. However, if some of you want to take a lead, you are more than welcome to do so.)
G.W. Law Alumni Reception during AIPLA
Description : Associate Dean of Intellectual Property John Whealan invites G.W. alumni, and their guests for a complimentary reception with faculty during the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA) Annual Meeting.
Date & Time : Thursday, October 22nd (5-7.30 P.M.)
Venue : Stone’s Throw Restaurant (Inside Washington Marriott Wardman Park), 2660 Woodley N.W., Washington, DC – 20008
Registration : At the GW Law Alumni website
IP lawyers aiming for serious networking should not give this a miss.
Copyright & Fair Use Panel Discussion at GW Law : The Lenz Decision & the rationale of Shared Responsibility under DMCA
Description : In light of the recent Ninth Circuit’s decision in Dancing Baby v. Prince (See my post here), G.W. Law and the DC Chapter of Copyright Society is co-hosting a panel discussion focusing on whether and how this recent decision fits with the Congress’s intent for copyright owners and internet service providers for addressing online intellectual property theft.
Date & Time : Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 (6.00 P.M.)
Venue : Tasher Great Room, Burns Law Library , GW Law School, 716 20th Street, NW, Washington D.C.
Registration : Through Copyright Society of USA’s website at a cost of $5 for CSUSA members, $7 for non-members and free for students.
Apart from an enlightening discussion, the event gives a good opportunity to meet the members of the local copyright bar.
The 12th Annual Christopher A. Meyer Memorial Lecture by Professor Brauneis
Description : Our beloved Professor Brauneis will deliver this year’s annual Christopher A. Meyer’s lecture on – “The Landscape of American Cultural Production, 1978-2012: A Quantitative Look Through the Lens of Copyright Registrations”.
Date & Time : Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 (6.00 P.M. – reception to follow)
Venue : Faculty Conference Center, 5th Floor, Burns Building, GW Law School, 2000 H Street, NW, Washington DC- 20052
Registration : RSVP on Copyright Society of USA’s website (http://www.csusa.org/events/event_details.asp?id=691064&group=). The event is free to attend.
I need not mention how enthralling Prof. Brauneis’s lectures on copyright are.