The recent U.S. News survey shows that four of the five D.C. area law schools with patent programs are ranked in the Intellectual Property specialty category.

Significance of the IP Rankings vel non:  Two of the schools had a lower relative specialty ranking compared to overall ranking, including George Mason’s program: Under the leadership of Prof. Adam Mossoff George Mason offers a diverse patent program as good as any and better than most of the listed schools.  The total omission of Catholic with its excellent patent program speaks for itself.

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