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Charles McManis

Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law Emeritus

Professor Charles R. McManis is a nationally and internationally known expert on intellectual property. He is the past director of the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Program and the founder, former director and co-director of the law school’s Center on Law, Innovation & Economic Growth. Co-author of a book on licensing intellectual property, Professor McManis is also the editor of an intellectual property book on biotechnology and author of a nutshell on intellectual property and unfair competition, now in its sixth edition. He has taught or researched in the United States and overseas, including Korea, where he was a Fulbright Fellow at the International Intellectual Property Training Institute. He is on the Faculty Advisory Board for the law school’s Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and was recently appointed an ambassador to Korea University through Washington University’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy. A member of the American Law Institute, Professor McManis has served as a consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization and is on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Teachers and Researchers of Intellectual Property. He has presented papers here and abroad on intellectual property issues and has organized conferences on patenting genetic products; intellectual property, digital technology & electronic commerce; re-engineering patent law; and East Asian intellectual property.

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  • Education

    B.A., Birmingham-Southern College, 1964
    M.A., Duke University, 1972
    J.D., Duke University, 1972

  • Courses
    • Copyrights and Related Rights
    • International Intellectual Property Law
    • Introduction to Intellectual Property Law
    • Trademarks and Unfair Competition
    • Torts