Center for Advanced Study and Research on Innovation Policy

The University of Washington's renowned Center for Advanced Study and Research on Innovation Policy (CASRIP) is home to UW School of Law’s IP, technology, art and entrepreneurship law initiatives.

From its foundation under former UW Law Professor Donald Chisum, through its unparalleled growth with Professor Toshiko Takenaka at the helm, to its expanded breadth under the guidance of today's Faculty Directors, CASRIP has established itself internationally as a premier IP, creativity and innovation law center.

We provide research, teaching and notable events, such as the annual Summer Institute, the Global Innovation Law Summit and the Transnational IP Institute.


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Upcoming Events

  1. UW Law Presents: Winter Quarter 2023 Shidler Lecture featuring CFTC Commissioner Kristin N. Johnson
    When: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 11:30am – 1:20pm PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    The Shidler Lecture was funded by partners of the law firm of Shidler, McBroom, Gates & Lucas (now K&L Gates) to honor its founding partner Roger Shidler who graduated from UW School of Law in 1924. This firm took pride in its community engagement, client service, and in particular the work that the law firm did with many of the leading technology firms in the Northwest including Intermec, PhisioControl, SpaceLabs Medical, Sierra Geophysics, Aldus, and Microsoft.

    The purpose of the Shidler Lecture is to bring distinguished professors, judges, and practicing lawyers to the School of Law to address cutting edge issues in intellectual property and technology law & policy.

    The Winter Quarter Shidler Lecture features guest speaker Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Kristin N. Johnson. Commissioner Johnson was sworn in March 30, 2022, after being nominated by President Joseph Biden in September 2021, and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. She is an internationally recognized expert on financial markets regulation and corporate governance, compliance, and risk management. Her recent work examines the implications of emerging innovative technologies including distributed digital ledger technologies that enable the creation of digital assets and intermediaries and artificial intelligence technologies that target commercial and consumer financial transactions, transfers, and assessments.

    Commissioner Johnson is also a nationally recognized expert on financial markets risk management law and policy with specialization in the regulation of complex financial products including the origination, distribution, and secondary market trading, clearing, and settlement of securities and derivatives.

    A welcome reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the presentation.  

    The WSBA has approved 0.75 Law and Legal CLE credits.  Registration is $30 for CLE credit and complimentary for Non-CLE credit. 

    Registration is required. 
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