Thursday 3 November 2022

GW Law Professor Dmitry Karshtedt

I am very sad to inform you of the tragic death of George Washington University Law School Professor Dmitry Karshtedt.  Professor Karshtedt was a bright, kind, generous and good person.  I have pasted his biography from the GW Law School website below.  Also, I have pasted information about remembrance services for him.  Our deepest condolences are extended to his family and all who knew him.  

GW Law Biography

Dmitry Karshtedt's primary research interest is in patent law. His legal scholarship has been published in the Iowa Law ReviewVanderbilt Law Review, and Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, among other outlets, and cited in three of the leading patent law casebooks, a casebook on intellectual property, and several treatises. Professor Karshtedt's academic work has won several awards, including the Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize and the scholarship grant for judicial clerks sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law.

Before going into law, Professor Karshtedt completed a PhD in chemistry from U.C. Berkeley and worked as a staff scientist for a semiconductor materials startup. He is a co-author on five scientific publications and a co-inventor on twelve U.S. patents. Professor Karshtedt received his law degree from Stanford Law School, where he served as the Senior Symposium Editor for the Stanford Law Review. Professor Karshtedt practiced in the Patent Counseling and Innovation Group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and clerked for the Honorable Kimberly A. Moore on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Immediately prior to starting his position at GW, Professor Karshtedt was a Fellow at the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School. In the fall of 2021, Professor Karshtedt was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law in the Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law.

Remembrance Services

This Thursday, November 3rd from 6:30-7:30 PM, there will be a Panikhida in honor of Dmitry's life at St. Mary's Orthodox Church (7223 Roosevelt Avenue Falls Church, Virginia 22042).
The GW Community gathering will take place this Friday, November 4th from 1-1:30 PM (not 12-12:30 PM) on the Stockton patio.
Additionally, there will be a visitation this Friday, November 4th from 4-6 PM at Gawler's Funeral Home in Friendship Heights, Washington, DC.
Any contributions (in lieu of flowers) should go to a GW Law scholarship just created by the family to honor Dmitry. As his parents said, Dmitry would like to help other students. 

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