George Washington University Law School
The George Washington University Law School has been a leader in intellectual property education and scholarship for more than a hundred years. When GW Law established a Master’s of Patent Law program in 1895, its alumni had already written the patents for Bell’s telephone, Mergenthaler’s linotype machine, and Eastman’s roll film camera, among hundreds of other inventions, and dozens more alumni had worked in the Patent Office. Over the intervening century, GW Law has bolstered its expertise in patent law with complementary strengths in copyright, trademark, communications, computer and internet regulation, electronic commerce, and genetics and medicine.
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
A national, full-service intellectual property law firm with more than 90 attorneys and 90 years of practice, Banner & Witcoff provides legal counsel and representation to the world’s most innovative companies. Our clients are multinational, innovative design driven companies. We work with our clients to achieve their business goals in both the procurement and enforcement of design patents. Each year for the past 13 years, the firm has obtained more U.S. design patents than any other law firm in the country. www.bannerwitcoff.com/design
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is an intellectual property law firm located in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1978, it has grown from 2 attorneys to more than 170 IP professionals. For 36 years, the firm has helped companies strategize, build, license, leverage, and enforce worldwide IP portfolios. Sterne Kessler has been sought out to protect some of the most iconic designs in the world and eliminate knock-offs in the marketplace. Learn more about the firm’s design patent practice at www.skgf.com/design-patents