EVENT and WEBCAST: Assoc. for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics: A Post-Argument Discussion, Monday, April 15 at 4:30pm

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In PIJIP’s ongoing Supreme Court series, counsel for parties and amici will discuss intellectual property cases on the afternoon of oral argument, addressing the reaction of the Court at oral argument. The Supreme Court will address whether human genes are patentable.

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Prof. Victoria Phillips discusses the legal battle to ban the racist "Redskins" trademark on WESU's "Indigenous Politics" Radio

On Friday, April 12, Professor Vicki Phillips wqs featured on WESU's "Indigenous Politics" radio. The program focused on the legal battle to ban the racist "redskins" trademark. New legislation recently introduced to the US House aims to ban the trademarking of the term and other racist language against Native Americans. To listen to the segment, please visit: http://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/62941/indigenous-politics

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Jane Anderson will present “Anxieties of Authorship and Ownership: Intellectual Property, Indigenous Collections, and Decolonial Futures” on Wed., April 3, 12pm at the Library of Congress.

Jane Anderson will present "Anxieties of Authorship and Ownership: Intellectual Property, Indigenous Collections, and Decolonial Futures" as part of The Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series. Anderson is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts. The project will be presented on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress ("LOC"). More information can be found on the LOC Website at: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/events/botkin-lectures.html

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Advance Registration for Summer and Fall 2013

Advance registration for Summer 2013 will begin at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 2nd and will NOT be by lottery. Students may begin registration at that time and register through the end of the add/drop on June 3rd. Advance registration for Fall 2013 will begin at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 9th and will be by priority and lottery. Instructions and the lottery will be posted on the WCL Registrar website at http://www.wcl.american.edu/registrar by April 1st.

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Faleomavaega & Colleagues Introduce Bill to Cancel Federal Trademark Registrations Using the Word "Redskin"

Congressman Faleomavaega and colleagues introduced today H.R. 1278, the Non-Disparagement of Native American Persons or Peoples in Trademark Registration Act of 2013. This bill seeks to clarify certain protections provided by the Trademark Act of 1946 (Lanham Act), which prohibits registration of trademarks that use disparaging terms like “redskin.” PIJIP Professors signed a letter in support of the legislation.

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Job and Course Advising with Finnegan Attorneys Sponsored by PIJIP, Finnegan LLP, OCPD, and IPLS

On Monday, April 1 at 5:00PM, representatives from Finnegan will discuss class choices, fall recruiting, and career planning with WCL students. Finnegan is one of the largest IP-specialty firms in the world. The advising will be followed by a moderated question and answer session and a networking reception. The event will be in Room 602. RSVP by March 29, 12pm at http://tinyurl.com/Finneganadvising

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PIJIP Holding Summer Course and Internship Advising

On Wednesday, March 27 at both 12:30PM and 4:00PM, PIJIP faculty and staff will offer informal guidance on summer courses and internship searches. Summer course registration begins on April 2. The advising sessions will be held in the International Student Lounge. RSVP for lunch at http://tinyurl.com/pijipsummer

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UPCOMING EVENT: FTC v. Actavis: A Post-Argument Discussion, Monday, March 25 at 4:00pm

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The event will be held at the Washington College of Law on Monday, March 25 at 4:00pm in Room 602. In this case the Supreme Court examines whether reverse-payment agreements are per se lawful unless the underlying patent litigation was a sham or the patent was obtained by fraud (as the court below held), or instead are presumptively anticompetitive and unlawful (as the Third Circuit has held).

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UPCOMING EVENT: Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons: A Post-Argument Discussion with Counsel for Parties and Amici, Thursday, March 21 at 6:00pm

In this case, the Supreme Court revisits the relationship between the Copyright Act’s limits on importation of a copyrighted work without the copyright owner’s permission and the first sale doctrine, which permits resale of copies of a work without permission. The Court divided evenly over this issue in a 2010 case pitting Costco against Omega. Please see event page: http://www.pijip-impact.org/events/kirtsaeng-v-wiley/

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Prof. Victoria Phillips appeared on The Rock Newman Show on Saturday. March 16

Prof. Phillips appeared on The Rock Newman Show on Saturday, March 16 with Suzan Harjo, Robert Holden of the NCAI, and Mike Wise of the Washington Post discussing Harjo and Native American's challenge of the Washington Redskins trademark as disparaging. Watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hImGQPPydA

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