Copyright Office Welcomes New Ringer Fellow

Issue No. 1028 - November 21, 2023

The U.S. Copyright Office is pleased to announce that Isaac Klipstein has joined the Office as a fellow (2023–2025) in the Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program. Klipstein started his two-year appointment in August and is working with multiple departments within the Copyright Office, including the Office of Policy and International Affairs and the Office of the General Counsel as well as with the Office of Public Information and Education and the Office of Registration Policy and Practice.

Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter appointed Klipstein after a competitive application and interview process and welcomes him to the program: "Fifty years ago this month, the Ringer Fellowship program's namesake, Barbara Ringer, was appointed by the Librarian of Congress as the eighth Register of Copyrights and the first woman to lead the U.S. Copyright Office. The Office honors her legacy through this paid fellowship, which is a distinguished public service opportunity for early-career attorneys who demonstrate a strong interest in copyright law and a record of achievement in law school or practice," Perlmutter said.

Klipstein earned his law degree from The George Washington University Law School in 2023. He was a member of the Moot Court Board, Student Intellectual Property Law Association, Art Law and Entertainment Society, and Entertainment and Sports Law Association. He earned his bachelor of arts in law and society with a minor in political science from American University.

For more information about the Ringer Copyright Honors Program, please visit the Ringer Fellowship webpage. The Office is accepting applications for the next fellowship term through December 29, 2023.