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7th Annual Reception & Lecture on Intellectual Property

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American University Washington College of Law

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7th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property

Professor Margaret Chon will deliver the 7th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property in the Public Interest, hosted by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law. A celebratory reception will follow. Registration is free but required at https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration.cfm

Professor Chon will deliver a lecture entitled IP Romances.

Abstract: Each person’s experience with IP is based on certain assumptions, biases, and perhaps even outright fantasies about what IP is or should be all about. These various romances continue to captivate IP policy-makers and scholars even as they arguably deflect attention away from other more dynamic ways of framing, knowing, and shaping the ordering of knowledge systems. What does the durability of these romances tell us about ourselves and our intellectual investments as the storytellers of IP?

Margaret Chon is the Donald & Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, and formerly Associate Dean for Research at Seattle University School of Law. Professor Chon’s current work includes a recently published edited volume, THE CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK ON PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GOVERNANCE, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (September 2018). An alumna of the University of Michigan (M.H.S.A. and J.D.) and Cornell University (A.B.), she clerked for both the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham and the Honorable Dolores J. Sloviter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

PIJIP’s Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property Law is named in recognition of the continuing contributions of Professor Peter A. Jaszi to the study of intellectual property at WCL and in the world at large, and in particular for his lasting contributions to the elevation of the public interest in intellectual property discourse.

The Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property is supported by tax-deductible contributions to the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property.