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Fall 2016

Yorck Hernandez

October 13, 2016
​12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Room 201
Lunch provided

Yorck Hernandez
"IP Law Developments in Europe"

Yorck Hernandez, Principal, Hernandez IP, is a highly experienced German and European patent attorney ​with strong technical expertise various fields. He will be discussing recent developments in IP law in Europe.

Ralph Oman

Distinguished Lecture in Copyright Law

November 2, 2016
​4:​30 - ​5:​45 p.m.
Lecture Hall
​Snacks provided by Career Services

Ralph Oman
U.S. Register of Copyrights (1985-1993)

"Congress and Copyright: How Our Laws Are Made"

Oman served as the U.S. Register of Copyrights from 1985 to 1993. Before then, he served as the chief counsel to the Subcommittee on Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the chief minority counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on Patent, Copyrights, and Trademarks. During his tenure, Oman helped draft the language and negotiate the compromises that resulted in the passage of the 1976 Copyright Act, the current copyright statute. After retiring from federal service in 1993, Oman entered private practice. He now serves as Pravel, Hewitt, Kimball and Kreiger Professorial Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Patent Law at The George Washington University Law School.


November 3, 2016
​12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Room 204
Lunch provided

Kumar Vinnakota
"Intellectual Property Counseling: More than Drafting Patents or Going to Court"

Kumar Vinnakota, partner at Janik Vinnakota LLP, helps technology and start-up companies navigate the complex legal environment, protect their IP, and achieve commercial success. Kumar will be presenting “Intellectual Property Counseling: More Than Drafting Patents or Going to Court.”.