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Intellectual Property Law and Policy LL.M. school

of law

University of Washington Seattle

Law Technology & Arts Group

Located in Seattle, the UW School of Law is at the center of both a great city and one of the nation’s most important research universities— known for cutting edge advances in medicine, science, law, and technology within a global context. It is within this multidisciplinary environment that we offer an outstanding intellectual property curriculum taught by renowned legal scholars.

UW School of Law is a multidisciplinary environment that offers an outstanding curriculum taught by renown legal scholars from around the world.

Innovation in the law ensures that innovation in technology and arts is vibrantly promoted and properly regulated. The Intellectual Property LL.M. Program at UW Law is a key component of our Law, Technology & Arts Group (LTA), whose mission is to consider the law’s role in creativity and innovation through outstanding teaching, research, and service. We invite you to join the Intellectual Property LL.M. Program and the LTA to benefit from our entrepreneurial city, our deep intellectual property curriculum, the expertise of our faculty, and a unique student experience. With one of the best student-teacher ratios and a broadly diverse student body, your experience at the UW School of Law will

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meet your highest expectations as well as your highest aspirations.

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Kellye Y. Testy

Dean and James W. Mifflin University Professor University of Washington School of Law

Students benefit from our

Many of today’s most significant IP creators are located in Seattle. From aviation to software industry pioneers, from biomedical research centers to game developers,


Seattle is a hub for creative minds and an entrepreneurial spirit. The University of Washington is closely connected with this dynamic community and the IP LL.M. Program relies upon it to provide adjunct faculty and internship opportunities.

The opportunity to study developments in the technology field while living in Seattle is unparalleled. I had the amazing experience of working at Amazon while completing my the Arts

Biomedical Research centers

LL.M. coursework, which meant that I was able to directly apply the skills that I learned. Jessica G. Kennedy Class of 2010

major research university

software industry leaders


Key factors

Seattle IP Industries

game developer pioneers

No better time, No better place The University of Washington is located in one of the premier IP-producing

Amazon Conduct an internship with e-commerce pioneers.

Pokémon Take Entertainment Law from in-house counsel for Pokémon.

Gates Foundation Extern with this world changing Foundation.

Boeing Learn international tech transfer from a former Boeing licensing specialist.

Corbis Study Internet and copyright issues with the former CEO of Corbis.

Real Networks Network with alumni at Real Networks.

engineers, medical researchers, singers, and writers—they are all here,

Microsoft Learn IP protection for computer software from Microsoft insiders.

PATH Learn IP protection from the General Counsel of PATH.

UW Center for Commercialization Extern for the UW technology transfer office.

in the mix, providing leadership to encourage innovation.

Seattle Biomedical Research Institute Extern with this local biotech pioneer.

The Arts Connect with local artists through the Washington Lawyers for the Arts Clinic.

no better time or place!

Nintendo Network with alumni at Nintendo. Starbucks Learn branding essentials from in-house counsel for Starbucks.

regions in the world. Scientists, computer programmers, aerospace developing things that they hope will change the world. UW is right We invite you to study IP law and policy at UW—there is

Faculty Director Bob Gomulkiewicz

The IP LL.M. curriculum presents a balanced approach to practical and theoretical education. It builds upon a core set of IP classes in the Fall to more advanced topics in the Winter and increased practical application and tutorials in the Spring. Students begin their studies

Students benefit from the depth of our

with IP Law Core (aka “IP boot camp�), IP Seminar (advanced topics and lectures building

Curriculum strong core classes

upon IP Core) and Legal Systems and Skills for IP Attorneys (common law and legal writing for international students). From there, the sky is the limit, with more than 30 advanced, industry-focused, interdisciplinary, and tutorial classes to choose from.

industry context pra ctice

Advanced IP issues

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LL.M. in Intellectual Property IP Foundation

IP in Industry Context

IP in Practice

Tutorials (1-5 students)

I took the Patent Litigation class in Winter quarter and the Patent Litigation

IP Core

Entertainment Law

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

Advanced Trademark Practice

Tutorial in Spring. These classes were taught by practicing patent attorneys

IP Seminar

Privacy Law

Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic

Software Licensing

in Seattle, so they taught us not only statutes and cases, but also practical matters.

Introduction to American Law

Legal Protection for Computer Software

Washington Lawyers for the Arts Clinic

Entertainment Industry Licensing

which was a great opportunity for me. The tutorial class was a small class,

Advanced IP

Bio-Entrepreneurship and the Law

Advanced Copyright

Robotics Law and Policy

Litigation Strategies for Protection of Technology

Advanced Trademark Advanced Patent International IP IP in East Asia

IP in other Disciplines

Patent Prosecution

Patent Litigation Management

so it was easy to speak up, even for international students. Hironobu Hattori Class of 2010

Drafting IP Licenses

Protection of Traditional Knowledge

Strategic Technology Licensing

Video Games

Law, Technology, and Development

USPTO Trademark Clinic

IP Appellate Advocacy

IP and Antitrust

USPTO Patent Clinic

Advanced Research and Writing in IP First Amendment and IP

Economic Analysis of IP

For example, we attended an oral argument at the District Court in Seattle,

Our faculty combines a rich blend of practical experience and theoretical research.

Students benefit from the expertise of our

In addition to publishing frequent scholarship in their respective areas of


intellectual property, many of our faculty have written their own textbooks and they use those books in class. The IP LL.M. Program also draws from the expertise of our local IP bar to teach classes and mentor students. CASRIP Director Toshiko Takenaka © Tu Dresen Medienzentrum

Core IP LL.M. Faculty Ryan Calo Assistant Professor of Law

Signe Naeve Lecturer

Anita Ramasastry Professor of Law

Toshiko Takenaka Professor of Law

J.D. 2005, University of Michigan; B.A. 1999, Dartmouth College

J.D. 2000, University of Washington; B.A. 1995, Washington State University

Specialization: Cyber Law, Privacy, and

Specialization: Legal Skills, Copyright,

J.D. 1992, Harvard University; M.A. 1990, University of Sydney; B.A. 1988, Harvard University

Ph.D. 1992, University of Washington; LL.M. 1990, University of Washington; LL.B. 1981, Seikei University, Japan



Specialization: Commercial Law and Payment Systems

Specialization: International Comparative Patent Law and Trademark

Bob Gomulkiewicz Professor of Law

Sean O’Connor Professor of Law

Zahr Said Assistant Professor of Law

Jane Winn Professor of Law

J.D. & M.A. 1987, University of Washington; B.A. 1983, Pacific Lutheran University

J.D. 1998, Stanford University; M.A. 1995, Arizona State University; B.A. 1988, University of Massachusetts

J.D. 1987, Harvard University; B.Sc. (Econ) 1980, Queen Mary College, University of London

Specialization: Licensing and Software

Specialization: Commercialization of Technology and biotechnology

J.D. 2008, Columbia University; Ph.D. (Comp Lit), 2003, Harvard University; B.A. 1996, UC Berkeley

Specialization: Globalization, Governance, Standards, and Electronic Commerce

Specialization: Copyright and Advertising

Adjunct and Clinic Faculty Michael Atkins Atkins IP Trademark Law

Andy Culbert Microsoft Corporation

Bill Snyder Sustainable Business Development

Peter Winn Office of the U.S. Attorney

Law, Technology, and Development

Joy Xiang AA Global IP

Entertainment Law

Doug Stewart Dorsey & Whitney

IP in East Asia

Paul Meiklejohn Dorsey & Whitney

Patent Litigation Management

Jonathan Franklin Gallagher Law Library

James Markwith Allscripts Healthcare

Protecting Traditional Knowledge; Videogames and IP

Economic Analysis of IP

Privacy Law

Maggy Bailly Bailly Law Firm

Legal Protection for Computer Software

Strategic Technology Licensing

Robert Cumbow Graham and Dunn

Kevin Harrang MetaJure

Publicity Rights

Karl Hermanns Seed IP Law Group

Steve Davis PATH

Patent Prosecution

Innovations in Intellectual Property Law and Science

Joleen Hughes Hughes Media Law Group

Gary Myles Merchant & Gould

Ramona Emerson K&L Gates

Entertainment Law Licensing

Alex Oh Stoel Rives

IP and Antitrust

Jesse Kindra UW Center for Commercialization

IP Appellate Advocacy

firm experience in cutting edge intellectual property issues. There are also

Matt Schneller Bracewell and Giuliani

frequent guest lecturers who are practicing attorneys working in areas

Technology Transfer

Advanced Trademark Practice

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

of rapid change, such as standards and cloud computing. This creates an

Dan Laster PATH

Andrew Serafini Fenwick and West

David Frankel Law Offices of David L. Frankel

atmosphere in which students are learning about and discussing the most

IP Appellate Advocacy

Advanced Copyright

Advanced Patent

current and relevant legal issues regarding intellectual property.

William Covington UW School of Law

IP Licensing

Hugh Bangassar K&L Gates IP and Antitrust

Neal Black Sandbox Legal Advisors Video Games

Louis Carbonneau The Point Law Group IP Licensing

Dave Carlson Seed IP Law Group Patent Prosecution

Yury Colton Stoel Rives

Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic

Jennifer Fan UW School of Law

Drafting IP Licenses

David Lenci K&L Gates IP and Antitrust

Don McGowan Pokémon

Litigation Strategies for Protection of Technology Advanced Patent

Jim Vana Perkins Coie

Dongsheng Zang UW School of Law

Advanced Trademark Practice

IP in East Asia

I am extremely impressed that the faculty has extensive corporate and law

Tonya Gisselberg Class of 2010

At UW, IP LL.M. students are not just another number. Each class is intentionally kept small to maintain a high caliber of students and a low student/faculty ratio. f Average IP LL.M. class/ 27 students

Students benefit from the experience of other


f Average IP student / IP faculty ratio / 4:1 f Every student has a dedicated major research paper advisor. f Students can rely upon an extremely supportive staff through the anxiety and excitement of looking for a job or studying far from home.

The IP LL.M. Program is comparative and collaborative in nature. The students learn not only from distinguished faculty, but they also learn from each other. The students are diverse not only in their nationalities, but also in their relative experience. It is not uncommon for a class to include patent examiners, judges, in-house counsel, IP litigators, licensing professionals, and future academics. Ultimately students discover that their global network of classmates extend beyond the nine-month program at UW.

IP LL.M. program student / faculty ratio


27 average class size

I truly enjoyed meeting people of different cultures and backgrounds. It made my experience as a non-traditional IP LLM student that much richer and easier to tackle the rapid pace program from the get go. I have made some truly remarkable friends that I will cherish for a lifetime. The best part of the program is that we learn to work Photo by Christina Chavez

students from 34 countries

Countries Represented in the IP LL.M. Program

together and the program is very

Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark,

supportive of each one of us.

Equador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy,

Michael Charles Hamerly

Japan, Jordan, Korea, Macedonia, Netherlands, Nigeria,

Class of 2010

Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, U.S.A.

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