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Robert Brauneis


Robert is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Program at The George Washington University Law School. After earning his J.D. magna cum laude at Harvard Law School, he served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen G. Breyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (now Justice Breyer) and to Justice David H. Souter. He has also served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the city of Chicago. He is the co-author of a leading casebook on copyright law and of numerous articles on copyright, trademark, and constitutional law. He is a member of the Managing Board of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center and a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA, and has served as President of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court. In 2013 – 2014, he served as the inaugural Abraham L. Kaminstein Scholar in Residence at the United States Copyright Office. Robert is a long-time DC resident and upright bass player.