Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP)
Intellectual Property law and policy LL.M.
1992 â€“ 2012
2002 â€“ 2012
Le aders for the Global Common Good
â€œIt is estimated that there are more than 100 alumni in China who have studied at the UW School of Law and CASRIP. This team is an important force in the IP circle in China.â€? Mingde Li, China Director, Intellectual Property Center at the China Academy of Social Sciences
Center for Advanced Study and Research
2 O v e r v i e w
on Intellectual Property (CASRIP) 1992 – 2012
C A SRI P E A R LY YE A RS
C A SRI P C H A L L EN G IN G TI M ES
14 Facult y a n d S ta f f
15 Spo n s o r s
Intellectual Property law and policy LL.M. 2002 – 2012
B i r t h o f a n I P L aw a n d P ol i c y L L . M .
Overview In 1969, Teruo Doi, a visiting Japanese professor, taught the first ever Intellectual Property (IP) law course at UW Law. Decades later, his contribution within the Asian and Comparative Law Program would evolve into a comprehensive, internationally recognized IP research institute and educational program.
United States adopts Constitution with patent and copyright clause
First U.S. Copyright and Patent Acts
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) established as a distinct governmental bureau
University of Washington established
The Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP)
Drawn to both of these programs, many bright minds have gathered at UW Law
was developed in the 1980s, under the direction of Professor Donald Chisum, the
to study intellectual property law and influence the development of this crucial
first full-time IP law faculty member at UW Law and a leading patent scholar. The
global field through their work in government, NGOs, industry and law firms.
non-profit association started out with a research focus on international patent law harmonization. In 1992, Chisum’s program joined forces with UW Law, and CASRIP became part of the University of Washington. From then on, CASRIP offered an intensive summer course in U.S. patent law, from procurement to enforcement, to international students, and hosted a High Technology Protection Summit. A change of leadership in 1996 brought Professor Toshiko Takenaka to CASRIP’s helm. Not only did Takenaka sustain CASRIP’s success, she dramatically expanded the school’s IP offerings. She recruited Professor Bob Gomulkiewicz to develop the Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law and Policy (IP LL.M.) at UW Law
In 2009, CASRIP and the IP LL.M. program merged to become part of the Law, Technology & Arts Group (LTA), a hub of teaching and scholarship at the intersection of law, technology and the arts. The group’s goal is to promote the discussion of intellectual property law in a global context and serve as a foundation for educating leaders for the global common good. As we salute the founders, faculty, alumni and students of CASRIP for their 20 years and the IP LL.M. program for their 10 years of innovation and progress, we look forward to LTA’s bright future at UW Law.
in 2002. Under Gomulkiewicz’s leadership the IP LL.M. program soon became one of the finest advanced intellectual property law programs in the United States.
Dean Kellye Y. Testy James W. Mifflin University Professor
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
University of Washington School of Law opens as a Department of Law in downtown Seattle
Significant overhaul to Copyright Act
CASRIP Early Years Professor Donald Chisum was a leading U.S. patent scholar when he established CASRIP in the 1980s. Chisum had written one of the early treatises on patent law, Chisum on Patents.
The Trademark Act (the Lanham Act) passes
Major revision to the Patent Act
UW Law establishes Asian Law Program
That treatise is now widely acknowledged as the leading patent law treatise and has been cited by courts in numerous patent cases including U.S. Supreme Court cases. When he established CASRIP, he envisioned a research and policy development institute that would focus on problems in high technology patents and other intellectual property ownership rights. The Center’s first incarnation was as a non-profit association. Chisum wanted CASRIP to qualify for Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status so he and his associates could attend meetings held at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)—a specialized UN agency—in Geneva. He looked to his then research assistant and protégé, Al Tramposch ’86, for help with CASRIP’s functions. “Substantive patent harmonization was the origin and raison d’etre of CASRIP in its early days,” Tramposch recalled. “Don invited me to sign on in a volunteer capacity as deputy director. I was delighted to do so.” “Under the umbrella of CASRIP, Don and I began attending the meetings in Geneva that drafted a major treaty on Substantive Patent Harmonization (the “PLT” or Patent Law Treaty),” Tramposch said. The WIPO’s committee
“CASRIP professors gave me deep insight into IP laws and legal theories.” Jong Kyun Woo, ’02, Korea Trademark attorney at Kim and Chang Law Firm
First year IP Law is taught at UW
The Convention on the Grant of European Patents adopted
Professor Donald S.Chisum becomes a Professor of Law at the University of Washington
European Patent Office established
of experts discussed issues of the “first-to-file” system and the 12-month grace
After receiving her bachelor of law degree from Japan’s Seikei University in 1981,
period—both remain hot topics in today’s IP law. Chisum and Tramposch even
Takenaka began working at Texas Instruments Japan Ltd. as a patent prosecution
stood as CASRIP representatives at the 1991 Diplomatic Conference of WIPO
specialist. She soon understood that knowledge of Japanese patent law alone
Member States in The Hague, Netherlands.
was not enough to satisfy the needs of the international company. She wanted to become a U.S. attorney, well-versed in the peculiarities and differences of U.S.
Though Tramposch’s direct involvement in the center ended by 1992, his immersion in IP law continued to reach new heights. He worked at WIPO itself for eight years, advancing from Director of Industrial Property Law to representing the Presidency of the European Union as a joint-citizen of Slovenia and then
patent law. One of Takenaka’s Seikei University professors recommended she study under Chisum, a master of the subject. She heeded the advice and applied to UW Law in 1989.
leading the EU negotiating team in talks on patents and access to essential
Once accepted, Takenaka moved her life and study to Seattle. She conducted her
medicines at the World Health Organization. Today, Tramposch serves as the
LL.M. research under Chisum’s supervision, getting to know CASRIP in the process.
Deputy Executive Director for International and Regulatory Affairs at the
In 1990, she received her LL.M. in Comparative Law. Her Ph.D. in Comparative Law
American Intellectual Property Law Association.
followed, two years later. With a world of possibility before her, Takenaka chose to
In 1992, Chisum transformed CASRIP into a permanent part of the UW School of
stay at UW Law and help Chisum lead the newly-joined UW and CASRIP partnership.
Law. With access to the resources of UW’s nationally recognized research facilities,
“I wanted to have experience teaching IP law at a U.S. law school and running a
he was able to expand the center’s research and educational activities.
research center,” Takenaka explained.
Chisum did so with the help of a valuable newcomer—Toshiko Takenaka.
Major revision to the Copyright Act
Chisum on Patents first published
Uniform Law Commission publishes the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (U.T.S.A.)
Under their guardianship, CASRIP established the Summer Institute. Originally the core curriculum was offered as a three-week long program that immersed students from America, Germany, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries in comparative patent law. Participants connected with leaders in U.S. IP law and built lasting professional relationships with each other. Now the program is a combination of a one-week core and one-week advanced curriculum with a pre-Institute covering non-patent topics, and it continues to thrive. But in 1996, Takenaka’s mentor and the Center’s founder left UW for a job at Santa Clara University. Without Chisum, CASRIP’s fate hung in uncertainty.
“The High-Technology Summit offered by CASRIP each summer
Dean Kellye Testy, CASRIP Graduate Tatra Mary Musheshe, and Professor Toshiko Takenaka
gathers international practitioners, scholars and judges to lead quality discussions on key IP topics. I appreciate that CASRIP brings the world to our door step.” Joy Xiang, ’03, China IP attorney and part-time lecturer at University of Washington School of Law
The Bayh-Dole Act enacted
Establishment of CASRIP
Challenging Times Takenaka questioned her ability to run the Center on her own, but was determined to continue Chisumâ€™s vision.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit established
Madrid Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks signed
President George H. W. Bush appoints Randall R. Rader to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
“I thought that people came to study at CASRIP only because of Professor Chisum,” she said. “Fortunately, Professor Martin Adelman at George Washington Law and Judge Randall Rader came to rescue me by offering to teach.” Together, the three took over the CASRIP Summer Institute’s patent law and advanced intellectual property courses. Local attorneys, such as David Carlson and Paul Meikeljohn, recruited by Chisum, remained to teach at the Summer Institute. They continue their involvement in the program today, volunteering their time at CASRIP conferences. Takenaka invited speakers from USPTO, other law schools and fellow attorneys to teach courses during the Summer Institute’s
“ After teaching in both the classroom and the seminar part
advanced, second week. The center continued to function with regular support from the Seed IP Law
of the CASRIP summer program, I can commend with full
Group, Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness, Finnegan Henderson and
enthusiasm the quality of the students. They are always well
Texas Instruments. Takenaka also worked to attract new students and sponsors
informed and engaged with each topic. They ask intelligent
by publishing free newsletters and publications about CASRIP’s work. She invited
and probing questions and often teach the professor – namely,
law leaders from all over the world, including Japan, China, India, Europe, and
me – as much as they learn.”
Africa, to attend CASRIP’s educational programs. Thanks to her efforts the center established a strong network of sponsors to fund its programs and to offer scholarships to students and visiting scholars.
Randall R. Rader
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
CASRIP becomes a part of UW Law School
CASRIP hosts its first research fellows
CASRIP hosts its first international conference
Toshiko Takenaka hired to run CASRIP as Assistant Director
Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal starts publication
First CASRIP Summer Institute offered First issue of CASRIP newsletter published NAFTA signed
Birth of an IP Law and Policy LL.M. Program Once CASRIP was on solid footing, Takenaka began playing with the idea of an IP LL.M. Program.
A panel of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sits for oral arguments in two cases at the University of Washington School of Law
First volume of CASRIP Publication Series published
WTO officially commences and replaces GATT
CASRIP hosts annual conference of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP)
The Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Agreement (TRIPS) comes into effect The 20-year patent term established in United States Patent Law under WTO TRIPs agreement
After years of planning, the UW graduate school finally approved the
He had also served as chair of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions
program and UW Law recruited former Microsoft Associate General
Act (UCITA) working group of the Business Software Alliance. Before Microsoft,
Counsel Bob Gomulkiewicz to direct the new program.
Gomulkiewicz represented developers and software users at the Preston, Gates &
“We ran a very successful Summer Institute for 10 years and had enough
Ellis (now K&L Gates) law firm, working on the famous Apple v. Microsoft case.
funds and expertise to run a year-long IP LL.M. Program,” Takenaka explained. “I wanted the program to be the first program on the West Coast. I believed in the potential of the program.”
“I contact many of my classmates on a regular basis to exchange information about IP, which has helped me quite a bit in building
Together, Takenaka and Associate Dean Patricia Kuszler created the program to make it interdisciplinary and relevant to IP lawyers in industries common in the Pacific Northwest, such as software and biotech. The makeover worked and the program was accepted by the graduate school in the spring of 2002. That autumn, Bob Gomulkiewicz joined the UW Law faculty to serve as the
my career. The network I established at the UW law school is now absolutely essential for improving and developing my career.” Kazuhiro Ando, ’07, Japan Senior Fellow at Waseda University
IP LL.M. program’s first director. His prior employment was perfectly in sync with the program’s new direction. As Associate General Counsel at Microsoft, Gomulkiewicz had led the company’s legal team that advised Microsoft on the development of major software products such as Windows and Office.
Professor Takenaka assumes CASRIP administration
Honorable Paul Michel from U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit gives a talk as the first CASRIP lectureship speaker
The Supreme Court affirms the Federal Circuit en banc decision of Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc. claim interpretation
CASRIP hosts its First Annual High Tech Summit Conference
The Honorable Judge Paul Michel and the Honorable Judge Randall R. Rader join CASRIP advisory committee
Gomulkiewicz was no stranger to UW Law when he became director. He regularly
Gomulkiewicz’s experience helped the IP LL.M. program flourish after he arrived. He
taught a class on legal protection for software at the school and sometimes guest
created a blueprint for a high quality IP curriculum. He envisioned a course of study
lectured for Takenaka’s IP courses. According to Gomulkiewicz, “Takenaka knew
that would present a balanced approach to practical and theoretical learning, with
about me from my software class and the law review articles on mass marketing
deep immersion in both aspects of legal education. The IP LL.M. curriculum that
licensing that I had written during the UCITA drafting process. When UW Law was
emerged from Gomulkiewicz’s plan used a core set of IP classes to build students’
considering whether to establish an IP LL.M. program, I had provided input to UW
knowledge. Students began their studies with an intensive “boot camp” class called
Law that such a program would be an excellent addition.”
IP Law Core. The curriculum would culminate in courses that took students into advanced topics and practical application, such as drafting license agreements and patent applications—now numbering more than 25 courses. Gomulkiewicz introduced Oxford-style tutorials so students could study specialized subjects in a small group setting. Under the guidance of Associate Director Signe Naeve, students also received externship opportunities with local IP creators and experienced the actual practice of IP law. To deliver the new curriculum, Gomulkiewicz recruited a cadre of new part time and full time faculty, including Sean O’Connor who established the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. Many of the faculty have authored the textbooks used in class. “Our adjunct professors are a ‘who’s who’ of the best IP lawyers in Seattle,” Gomulkiewicz said. “Since Seattle is one of the top IP producing regions in the world, our IP LL.M. students learn from some of the top IP lawyers in the world.”
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) signed into law
CASRIP hosts first out-of-town seminars in Asia: Tokyo & Osaka
Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act passes
Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology founded America Inventor Protection Act enacted
Completing the UW IP LL.M. experience requires a major research paper—a unique program requirement. This program requirement pushes students to be junior scholars and many students have produced outstanding papers. Consequently, more than 30 student research papers have been published in law journals.
“Learning cutting-edge knowledge from professors and legal professionals gave me the knowledge that I use within my current career. I benefited from discussing legal matters with
Recently the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has cited articles published
classmates from other countries because it gave me useful
by IP LL.M. graduates Joy Xiang and Amy Zhe Peng.
insights from various perspectives.”
The quality of the IP LL.M. program has attracted students from every continent.
Kaoru Otawara, ’09, Japan
It is now one of the largest IP specialty LL.M. programs in the U.S. Many arrive
Pokémon Company International, Inc.
as experienced IP practitioners, knowing the program can hone their skills. The Japanese Patent Office regularly sends its top patent examiners, as does the Kim & Chang law firm in Korea. American lawyers often use the program to change their area of specialty to IP law, mid-career. As Gomulkiewicz likes to tell students: “There’s no better time in history and no better place in the world to study IP law than at UW Law.” “I am very happy and proud of the service to the community provided through CASRIP and IP LL.M.,” Takenaka said. “We have educated more than 500 IP professionals. Many of them are playing a very important role in shaping the worldwide IP system.”
CASRIP establishes Summer Institute scholarships for National University of India, Bhopal
CASRIP hosts first out-of-town seminars in Europe: Munich & Paris
Professor Toshiko Takenaka promoted to Director of CASRIP
Inaugural Intellectual Property and Technology Law LL.M. Program offered
LAW, TECHNOLOGY & ARTS FACULTY and STAFF Robert Gomulkiewicz
UW Law Foundation Professor
Washington Research Foundation/W. Hunter Simpson Professor of Technology Law
Program Manager Law, Technology & Arts Group
Faculty Director of the Law, Technology & Arts Group
Law, Technology & Arts Group
Professor of Law
Charles I. Stone Professor of Law
Associate Director Law, Techology & Arts Group
Law, Technology & Arts Group
UW Law Foundation Professor
Assistant Professor of Law
Assistant Director Law, Technology & Arts Group
Faculty Director, Law, Business & Entrepreneurship Program
The Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law & Policy (IP LL.M) established
The School of Law and the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library moved into the new William H. Gates Hall
Professor Gomulkiewicz joins the faculty of UW School of Law to direct the IP LL.M. The United States joins the Madrid Protocol
First year IP Core is taught at UW
Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property CASRIP would like to thank its sponsors:
Dacheng Law Offices
Boehmert & Boehmert
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Finnegan Henderson Microsoft Ropes & Gray
AIP Patent & Law Firm
Lexwell Partners Marger Johnson & McCollom
Miyakezaka Sogo Law Office
Nakamura & Partners
Christensen Oâ€™Connor Johnson Kindness
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
WHGC Woodcock Washburn LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP
Shimizu Patent Office
Japan Intellectual Property Association
Sonderhoff & Einsel
Kilpatrick Townsend Knobbe Martens
King & Wood Mallesons
Fenwick & West LLP
Kangxin Intellectual Property Counsel
Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
Stoel Rives LLP
Yuasa and Hara
Perkins Coie Tani & Abe Patent PC
Franzosi dal Negro Setti Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
Mr. Hong Jiang
Merchant & Gould
The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts launched as the Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce & Technology - the first online journal at the law school
Signe Naeve joins IP LL.M. and CASRIP
Kris Lee joins CASRIP
Jennifer Snider joins IP LL.M.
“The comparative law perspective I learned was of great help in considering IP policy in Japan. I learned that there are many ways of thinking and there isn’t always one answer.” Matsuo Nonaka, ’03, Japan Director, International Affairs of the IT Planning Office in the Japan Patent Office
“As IP LL.M. student in Seattle youthan may100 have the opportunity “Itan is estimated that there are more alums in China, towho get have to know people from some of the most competitive studied at the UW School of Law and CASRIP. and successful in theforce world.” This teamcompanies is an important in the IP circle in China.” Ivana Guida, ’05, Italy Mingde Li, China
Senior European Legal Adviser at Nintendo of Europe GmbH Director of the Intellectual Property Center at the China Academy of Social Sciences
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Leaders for the Global Common Good
Published on Jul 30, 2012
Published on Jul 30, 2012
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