The Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP) of the University of Washington School of Law is a research and policy development institute focusing on problems in patents and other property ownership rights in high technology. CASRIP is recognized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an institution highly regarded by the intellectual property community, as an observing non-governmental organization. CASRIP was developed outside the University of Washington during the 1980s. In 1992, CASRIP became part of the University of Washington School of Law and expanded its research activities by combining the resources and expertise of a nationally known research university. CASRIP aims to improve discussion and exchange of views between professionals of various countries, particularly those countries that have major and mature intellectual property systems, such as Japan, Europe and the United States. CASRIP fosters discussion of differences in the intellectual property regimes of various countries, and studies the impact of those differences on technological innovation and international trade. Another important aim for CASRIP is to offer opportunities for education and training to legal professionals from less developed countries (LDCs), particularly those in Asia.
Kellye Testy, Dean, School of Law