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.

  1. Fall 2018 Distinguished Shidler Lecture: Why an Artist Would Practice Law
    When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30pm PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    Alfred Steiner is an artist and attorney who lives and works in New York. His work has been shown at The Drawing Center, Artists Space, The Queens Museum, Exit Art and galleries and art fairs around the world, including a solo project at the Seattle Art Fair in 2017. His work has been discussed in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Art in America, ArtNews and The Guardian, among other publications. Alfred also practices law at Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP, focusing on copyright and trademark matters, as well as transactions involving intellectual property. He is working on a book of hypothetical, implausible, illegal and impossible works.

    1.00 Law & Legal Procedure CLE Credit

    In Why an Artist Would Practice Law, artist and attorney Alfred Steiner will make some counterintuitive observations about the intersection of art and law through a discussion of his own artwork and personal anecdotes from his career in the New York art world, including how the Supreme Court ruined fair use jurisprudence and how Jeff Koons betrays other artists.
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    When: Monday, November 19, 2018, 12:30 – 1:20pm PST
    Where: William H. Gates Hall (LAW)
    This October, UW Law faculty and eleven students traveled to Tokyo, Japan for the Global Innovation Seminar (“GIS”), a one-week, two-credit class on Innovation and IP Issues in Asia, in connection with Keio University. This class was the second annual of a series of international courses that rotate through three countries in Asia, tackling topics in technology and innovation with implications for global business and law. This year’s class focused on blockchain and the various business, legal, and cultural issues involved with launching a blockchain-related business in Japan. The course is designed to offer law students greater cross-cultural competency as well as some experiential learning through visits to regulatory agencies, businesses, law firms, and cultural institutions abroad.

    The GIS instructional team (Bill Covington, Jesse Kindra, Zahr Said, and Allison McCarty) will present along with the students who took the class. They will share their experiences abroad and discuss the course (including next year’s class, slated for Seoul, Korea). If you’ve wondered about traveling abroad as a law student, have ideas for the future of interdisciplinary legal education in a global market, or just want to hear students talk about their experiences abroad, please join us.