World Intellectual Property Organization

Speakers: Joshua Sarnoff

Professor Joshua Sarnoff joined the faculty of the American University Washington College of Law (WCL) in 2001 as a Practitioner-in-Residence and Assistant Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic. He specializes in intellectual property rights acquisition, client counseling, litigation, and lobbying, is a registered patent attorney, and teaches the basic Patent Law class. From 2003 to 2005, he served as the Chair of the Education Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Professor Sarnoff is a member of various intellectual property advisory boards and committees, a mediator for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and a consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. His scholarship focuses on current issues in patent law, and he continues to engage in public interest counseling, advocacy, and litigation, including providing testimony to Congress on patent reform legislation and filing amicus briefs in the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit. Prior to joining WCL, Professor Sarnoff was in private practice at law firms in Washington, DC, was an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona College of Law, and worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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