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T H E GEORGE WA SHI NGTON U N I V ER SIT Y L AW SCHOOL SECTION HEAD HERE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Perspectives PROGRAM ESTABLISHED 1895 PERSPECTIVES SPRING 2014 ISSUE Scott Kieff Sworn in as ITC Commissioner PERSPECTIVES  1 RECENT EVENTS  1–4 PROGRAM NEWS  5–7, 12 IP SPEAKER SERIES 8 ALUMNI AND STUDENT AWARDS 9 FACULT Y IN PRINT 10 UPCOMING EVENTS 11 STUDENT INTELLECTUAL PROPERT Y LAW ASSOCIATION 12 RECENT EVENTS GW Holds Third Annual China IP Program Judge Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit administers the oath of office to Professor Kieff. His wife, Rebecca Gordon Kieff, JD ‘01, holds a bible owned by President Abraham Lincoln as well as two family bibles. O n October 10 GW Law hosted a “Law in Action” panel presentation to celebrate the contributions of Professor F. Scott Kieff, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, on the occasion of his swearing-in as a Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). The U.S. Senate confirmed Professor Kieff to be a member of the USITC by unanimous consent. The USITC is an independent quasi-judicial federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on matters of trade. The mission of the U.S. International Trade Commission is to administer U.S. trade remedy laws within its mandate in a fair and objective manner; provide the President, the U.S. Trade Representative, and Congress with independent, quality analysis, information, and support on matters relating to tariffs and international trade and competitiveness; and maintain the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. “Scott Kieff has spent his career working on issues related to international trade, in both the public and private sectors and in academia. He is well qualified to serve on the International Trade Commission,” Senator and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance Max Baucus said. “This committee will continue to move forward with an ambitious trade agenda, and we will look to the ITC to fairly and objectively enforce our trade laws.” continued on page 2 O n December 11 GW held its third annual China IP conference. The subject of this year’s conference was “Patents and Trade Secrets; a Public Discussion on how to Protect Technologies in China.” Donald C. Clarke, David Weaver Research Professor of Law at GW, moderated the first panel discussion, continued on page 2 Panelists discuss issues raised at the conference

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