Intellectual Property Scholars Conference
Stanford Law School
August 7-8, 2008
Call for Papers: Eighth Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference
The Program in Law, Science & Technology at Stanford Law School will host the Eighth Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference on August 7-8, 2008.
The IP Scholars Conference brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress in order to benefit from the critique of colleagues. The conference is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law; the Intellectual Property Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University; the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology, DePaul University College of Law; and the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology, Stanford Law School.
IPSC 2008 will include both plenary and breakout sessions. The conference will have space for 6-7 plenary presentations and approximately 65 presentations in the breakout sessions which will run on parallel tracks. To the extent possible, break-out sessions will be scheduled in thematic clusters and avoid obvious topic or interest “conflicts.”
The IPSC format is designed to facilitate free-ranging discussion and to help scholars hone their ideas. Papers presented should be works in progress that can benefit from substantial commentary and revision. Because of the importance of group discussion, we ask that attendees and presenters plan to stay for the entire conference.
Requests to Present:
Requests to present at the conference should be submitted no later than May 16, 2008, to Brandy Karl (contact information below). Decisions on acceptance of requests will be made no later than May 30, 2008, and requestors will be notified at that time. Final abstracts for inclusion in the conference binder and papers for posting on the conference website will be due July 23.
Requests to Present should include the following information:
1. Presentation Topic
2. Presenter’s Name
3. Academic affiliation and contact information, including e-mail, office phone and address
4. Short abstract
5. A small number of people will be asked to present their works-in-progress in the IPSC plenary sessions. Please indicate if you would prefer NOT to be considered for the plenary sessions.
Requests to Attend:
There will be a limited number of attendance reservations allowed for academics who do not wish to make a presentation at the conference but who would like to attend and participate in the discussions. Requests to attend should be directed to Brandy Karl (contact information below). Confirmation of attendance reservations will be available by May 30, 2008.
There is no charge to attend the conference. Conference presenters and attendees are expected to pay for transportation and lodging. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Stanford Park Hotel under “IP Scholars Conference – Stanford Law School” at $199/night. Shuttles will run from the hotel to the law school during the conference.
Stanford Law School will provide complimentary food and drink throughout the conference, including the pre-conference dinner Wednesday, August 6; the IP Scholars Dinner on Thursday, August 7; and the closing reception on Friday, August 8.
Center for Internet and Society
Stanford Law School
Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
Stanford Park Hotel
100 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025