TPRC 2011

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TPRC Presents

The 39th Research Conference on Communication, Information, and Internet Policy
Hosted by George Mason University Law School, Arlington, Virginia

Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25, 2011

www.tprc.org

TPRC is an annual conference on communication, information and internet policy that convenes international and interdisciplinary researchers and policymakers from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. Its purpose is to present original research relevant to policy making, share the knowledge requirements of practitioners, and engage in discussion on current policy issues. The conference program consists of presentations selected from submitted paper abstracts, student papers and panel submissions.

TPRC is now soliciting abstracts of papers, panel proposals, and student papers for presentation at the 2011 conference, to be held September 23-25, 2011 at the George Mason University Law School, in Arlington, Virginia. These presentations should report current theoretical or empirical research relevant to communication and information policy, and may be from any disciplinary perspective – the sole criterion is research quality. Themes of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

1. Network Competition
2. Broadband Deployment and Adoption
3. Wireless Communications
4. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
5. Media, New and Old
6. Intellectual Property
7. Privacy, Security, Identity and Trust
8. Internet Ecosystem Governance
9. Affordability and Access
10. International and Comparative Studies
11. Societal Challenges, Endangered Rights and Social Justice
12. Emerging Topics

Full category descriptions can be found via our web site.

Submissions are due by March 31, 2011. Abstracts and panel proposals must be submitted electronically at http://www.tprc.org by following the submit button at the end of each topic description. Standards for abstracts are provided below. The review process is single blind, and a short biographical sketch for each author is required.

Acceptances/rejections will be provided by May 15, 2011. Complete papers for accepted abstracts will be due to TPRC on August15, 2011. Papers not submitted in final form by the due date will be removed from the program. At least one author of the paper is expected to attend the conference to present the accepted submission.

Students are encouraged to submit papers for the student paper competition. Visit our web site, www.tprc.org for the Student Papers CFP. Full student papers must be submitted by April 30, 2011.

We also welcome proposals for panel discussions of broad interest. These should include a description of the panel topic, a proposed panel moderator and a list of possible panelists. Panel proposals should be submitted by March 31, 2011 at http://www.tprc.org.

The journals Telecommunications Policy and Journal on Information Policy will both invite papers for special issues from this year’s conference. Guest editors drawn from the TPRC Program Committee will invite selected authors to submit their papers for review.

Please address inquiries to info@tprc.org.

Thank you to our 2011 Sponsors:

Corporate Sponsors:
Comcast, Google, Time Warner Cable, National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), Telstra Corporation Ltd., T-Mobile, Telefonica Internacional USA, Sprint, Georgetown University – Communication, Culture & Technology Program, George Mason University School of Law,

Academic Sponsors:

The Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law at Michigan State University, The Public Policy Research Center at the University of Florida, The Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida, The University of Pennsylvania School of Law – Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition, University of Colorado – Silicon Flatirons Center, University of Colorado – Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program, Syracuse University – School of Information Studies, University of Southern California – Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Michigan School of Information, Cardozo Law School Intellectual Property and Information Law Program

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For sponsorship information, please contact Syd Verinder, sverinder@hotmail.com

Mobile Tech at Fordham

Fordham Law School
Center on Law and Information Policy

Fifth Annual Law & Information Society Symposium: Mobile Devices, Location Technologies & Shifting Values

Date(s): 03.25.11 Fri
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge

In celebration of CLIP’s Fifth Anniversary, this symposium will explore emerging law and policy related to mobile devices, location technologies and shifting public values. Advances in information and network technologies have placed mobile computing at the forefront of the global information economy. The popularity of devices like smart phones and of applications providing location based services have led to an increase in information collection and information accessibility. At the same time, values and societal expectations with respect to key issues such as access to networks, use of content, and privacy are shifting. This symposium will bring together thought-leaders and practitioners to address and assess policies and solutions for the cutting-edge issues that will affect the evolution of mobile computing.

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome

9:10 – 9:30
Mobile Computing 101

This introductory presentation will provide a technological primer on mobile devices and location technology. Topics covered will include: What location data is currently being collected and by whom? How is this location data being used? What are location based services (LBS)? What consumer and business LBS are on the horizon?

Speaker: Matt Blaze, Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania

9:30 – 11:00
Panel 1: Evolving Values Regarding Locational Privacy

Have mobile devices and location based services changed our values regarding privacy, data collection and data use? This panel will explore the privacy concerns that arise as people begin turning over and technologies disclose more information in order to use mobile devices and LBS. What rights do individuals have in the data collected? What rights do people expect and are expectations changing as these services become more popular? What rights are granted/recognized internationally and how can compliance with local and international standards be assured? What rights should corporations ethically grant their users?

Moderator: Katherine Strandburg, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Panelists:
• Cedric Burton, Associate, Hunton & Williams LLP
• Lorrie Cranor, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
• Maneesha Mithal, Director of the Division of Privacy & Identity Presentation, Federal Trade Commission
• Shane O’Neill, Chief Technology Officer, Fandango, Inc.
• Jules Polonetsky, Co-Chair and Director, Future of Privacy Forum
• Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

11:10 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:45
Panel 2: Shifting Standards for Law Enforcement and Government Access to Location Data

What standards should apply to government access to, and collection of location data? This panel will consider how the “reasonable expectation of privacy” is changing as individuals hand more data over to third parties. What limits should there be on law enforcement access to this new data? What are the most significant international differences in the standards for government access to location data?

Moderator: Alexander H. Southwell, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Panelists:
• Kevin Bankston, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
• Susan Freiwald, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law
• Orin Kerr, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
• Richard Salgado, Senior Counsel, Law Enforcement & Information Security, Google, Inc.

12:45 – 2:15 Lunch and Judicial Panel
Panel 3: The Judicial Panel

A panel of judges will discuss the challenges of confronting new technologies in the courtroom.

Moderator: Joel R. Reidenberg, Stanley D. & Nikki Waxberg Chair and Professor of Law and Academic Director of the Center on Law & Information Policy

Panelists:
• The Honorable Marsha S. Berzon, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
• The Honorable Denny Chin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
• The Honorable Marilyn Patel, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

2:15 – 3:45
Panel 4: Emerging Issues for Intellectual Property and Mobile Devices

How do mobile devices and location technologies impact the distribution of content? This panel will consider how mobile computing impacts intellectual property rights. What challenges do content providers face in bringing their products to mobile devices? How do these challenges vary across national borders? How does mobility impact distribution rights? How do location technologies impact territorial licensing and royalty calculations?

Moderator: Jeffrey P. Cunard, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Panelists:
• James Grimmelmann, Associate Professor, New York Law School
• Amy Lauren, VP, Digital Legal & Business Affairs, EMI Music
• Richard Raysman, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
• Michael Simon, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, General Counsel and Chief Strategic Officer, Harry Fox Agency, Inc.
• Raphael Winick, Assistant General Counsel, ESPN

3:45 – 4:00 Break

4:00 – 5:30
Panel 5: Emerging Considerations for Transactional Practice

What new issues do mobile devices and location technologies raise? This panel will look at what practitioners can do to advise clients engaged in mobile computing and LBS. Topics of consideration may include: How do LBS providers allocate rights to mobile communications data? What happens to the location data upon dissolution or acquisition? What types of notice should providers give to users? Should the storage of location data occur on an opt in or opt out basis?

Moderator: Barry M. Benjamin, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend

Panelists:
• Darren A. Bowie, Legal Director, North America, Nokia, Inc.
• Alan Chapell, Chapell & Associates, Chair of Privacy & Advocacy Committee, Mobile Marketing Association
• Brian Chase, General Counsel, Foursquare Labs, Inc.
• Jonathan Seiden, Vice President and Director of Intellectual Property, CKX, Inc.
• Christopher Wolf, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP

5:30 – 6:00 Cocktail Reception

The conference is free and open to the public. 6 Non-Transitional, Professional Practice NYS CLE Credits are available for $90 ($50 for Fordham Law alumni & public interest attorneys). To register, please click on the link below and, if you are registering for CLE, please also complete the registration form provided below. Fordham Law School has a financial hardship policy for the conference. For additional information please visit: http://law.fordham.edu/cle.

CLE Credits: 6 Non-Transitional Professional Practice Hours
Contact: Erin Langlois
Telephone: (212) 636-6945
Email: elanglois@law.fordham.edu
File Attachment: Registration Form

Law, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern

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SEARLE CENTER ON LAW, REGULATION, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

FOURTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

Northwestern University
Thursday, June 16th, 2011 – Friday, June 17th, 2011

The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth is issuing a call for original research papers to be presented at the Fourth Annual Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The conference will be
held at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, IL. The Symposium will run from approximately
12:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 16th, 2011 to 3:00 PM on Friday, June 17th, 2011.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS:

The conference is organized by:

– Professor Daniel F. Spulber, Research Director, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
– Elinor Hobbs Professor of International Business, Professor of Management & Strategy, Kellogg School of
Management, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law (Courtesy)

TOPICS:

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where economists and legal scholars can gather together with Northwestern’s own distinguished faculty to present and discuss high quality research relevant to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Topics include:

– Economics of entrepreneurship
– Innovation
– Invention and R&D
– Intellectual property law and regulation
– Entrepreneurship and the theory of the firm
– Entrepreneurship and finance
– Entrepreneurship and industrial organization
– Entrepreneurship and economic growth

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

Papers for the conference should be submitted to the following email address:

Email: d-gundersen@law.northwestern.edu

PARTICIPATION:

Potential attendees should indicate their interest in eceiving an invitation at:

Email: searlecenter@law.northwestern.edu

HONORARIUMS:

Authors will receive an honorarium of $1,500 per paper. The honorarium is intended to cover reasonable
transportation expenses. Government employees and non-US residents may be reimbursed for travel expenses up to the honorarium amount. Authors are expected to attend and participate in the full duration of the symposium. If more than one author attends the symposium, the honorarium or
travel reimbursement will be divided equally between the attending authors.

The Searle Center will make hotel reservations and pay for rooms for authors and discussants for the night of Wednesday, June 15th (if needed) and Thursday, June 16th.

REVIEW PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE:

Conference Papers Submission Deadline:

Papers for the conference should be submitted to the following email address:

Email: d-gundersen@law.northwestern.edu

by February 15, 2011.

Notification Deadline:

Authors will be notified of decisions by March 4, 2011.

Potential attendees or panel members should send a message indicating their interest to:

Email: searlecenter@law.northwestern.edu

by April 15, 2011.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

The conference is organized in cooperation with the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (JEMS), which is edited by Dan Spulber. JEMS encourages submissions on the economics of entrepreneurship and innovation. Submissions are independent of the conference. Authors presenting papers at the conference need not submit to JEMS and are welcome to publish their work in other venues (with appropriate acknowledgement of the Searle Center). To submit to the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy,
submit the paper on ScholarOne at:

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jems

Papers prepared for the Symposium will be permanently hosted on the Searle Center website:

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/searlecenter

The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern University School of Law was established in 2006 to research how government regulation and interpretation of laws and regulations by the courts affect business and economic growth. Information on the Searle Center’s activities may be found at:

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/searlecenter

History of IP (ISHTIP) at Griffith Univ., in Brisbane

ISHTIP Workshop 2011

5-6 July 2011
South Bank, Brisbane Australia

The International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP) promotes and supports scholarly investigation of the national, international and transnational histories of intellectual property law. The objective is to encourage historical and interdisciplinary research from a range of perspectives including the history and philosophy of science, literary studies, mass communications, anthropology, sociology, legal history, legal theory and intellectual property law.

The Third Annual ISHTIP Workshop will be hosted by Professor Brad Sherman and Professor Kathy Bowrey, and held at Griffith University, Brisbane Australia.

Proposed Schedule:
Tuesday 5 July
9:00 Registration
9:30-17:00 Workshop Program Day 1
19:00 Conference Dinner

Wednesday 6 July
9:00-16:00 Workshop Program Day 2

Cost:
Conference Attendance
$200 per delegate which includes: refreshments on arrival; morning and afternoon tea; and lunch on both days.

Conference Dinner
$80.00 per person for dinner and drinks on Tuesday 5 July starting at 19:00.

Call for abstracts:
We invite you to submit an abstract to the Workshop addressing the broad ambitions of the society from all Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary perspectives. Papers that reflect global politics, colonial, post-colonial, Commonwealth or Asia-Pacific themes are especially welcome. Abstracts are due by 1 March 2011 and authors are requested to submit abstracts for a presentation of around 45 minutes in duration.

Please email abstracts for consideration by the ISHTIP Steering Committee to Professor Kathy Bowrey : k.bowrey@unsw.edu.au

Important Dates:
Abstract submission deadline: 1 March 2011
Notification of acceptance: 1 April 2011
Final registration: 6 June 2011
Final deadline full paper submission: 14 June 2011
Workshop: 5-6 July 2011

To Register: Complete the registration form attached and return it by fax or email
Enquiries: Clare Inwood Email: ishtip@griffith.edu.au Phone: 61 (0)7 3735 3747

Check the ISHTIP Website for further updates: www.ishtip.org

ISHTIP Workshop 2011

5-6 July 2011
South Bank, Brisbane Australia

Famous Marks at Geneva

Dear Colleagues

For those of you who will be in/can come to Geneva, Switzerland, by mid-February, please note that the Law School of the University of Geneva organizes (with the support of INTA) an international IP conference on Famous & well-known trademarks from an international and comparative perspective on February 15 [2011] which could be of interest to some of you.

The detailed program is available at: http://www.unige.ch/droit/jdpi/programme_en.html

Full-time academics are welcome to attend the event for free (please send an email with your full contact details to nicole.crausaz@unige.ch to register).

On-line registration is otherwise available at: http://www.unige.ch/droit/jdpi/inscription_en.html

IP/Gender at American University

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IP/Gender: Mapping the Connections
Eighth Annual Symposium, April 1, 2011

Special Theme: Gender and Traditional Cultural Expressions

Sponsored by
American University Washington College of Law’s
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property,
Women and the Law Program, and
Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

In collaboration with
Boatema Boateng (University of California, San Diego)
Lorraine Aragon (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; 2011 Nat’l Humanities Center Fellow)

EXTENDED Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 18, 2011

Note: We welcome projects at all levels of development. Presenters may
describe a work in progress, rather than present formal conclusions.

For the past seven years, the annual “IP/Gender: Mapping the Connections” symposium has provided a forum to examine the gendered dimensions of intellectual property law. Because issues of gender in
intellectual property have been under-appreciated and remain under-theorized, much of this work has been exploratory, treading new ground in the fields of both feminist inquiry and intellectual property law.

The 8th Annual Symposium on “IP/Gender: Mapping the Connections” seeks papers on the special theme of gender and the production of traditional cultural knowledge. Since colonial times, the specific
cultural productions of discrete human communities have been systematically under-valued and relegated to the status of “naturally occurring raw materials” in legal and economic regimes. As modern nations, “developing” countries have gained new access to international fora where issues such as intellectual property are discussed. It is arguable, however, that opportunities created by these developments have accrued more to nation states than to indigenous peoples and discrete
communities in both developing and industrialized nations. WIPO’s Intergovernmental Committee has received a new mandate for 2010, including for the first time “text-based negotiations” leading to an
international legal instrument to ensure the effective protection of (among other things) “traditional culture expressions” (or “TCEs” – this being the term now conventionally employed to refer to the patterns and
practices associated with long-surviving visual, musical and literary arts) (http://tinyurl.com/WIPOtce). Recent years have seen numerous initiatives in the same direction at the national level – Ghanaian
legislation on copyright and geographical indications, the Panamanian folklore protection statute, new initiatives to confer protection on Peruvian ceramic traditions, a drive for protection of TCEs under
national law in Indonesia, and many more. All of these developments have given new prominence to the question of what useful role intellectual property may play in correcting underlying historical imbalances. By
the same token, critics of the extension of IP have raised questions about the consequences of propertizing old culture for the public domain, and about the possible distorting effects of new protection on
processes of cultural production and transmission.

In many places, women are deemed to be the most important practitioners and custodians of certain old arts, with many cultural “traditions” being passed primarily or exclusively from one generation of women to the next. Therefore, the consequences of introducing IP regimes in this area may have special significance for women and their communities, or may reflect underlying assumptions about gender, women’s
proper role in decolonization and development, and the distributive consequences of IP regimes. This workshop seeks to examine those questions in the context of the larger discussion about propertization
of traditional cultural expressions. We welcome projects at all stages of conceptualization and development, and specifically those that draw on the insights of multiple disciplines, including cultural anthropology, gender studies, post-colonial studies, and law. We welcome contributions that employ a range of feminist approaches and methodologies to explore intellectual property law and related legal regimes. For example, we welcome accounts of the transmission of rights-based paradigms, critical and post-colonial feminist approaches that investigate ways in which protection of women’s status as “culture-bearers” is contested, and intersectional approaches that explore the multifaceted nature of women’s engagement with law and legal systems. Proposals for papers or other presentations (of approximately 500 words) are invited in connection with this general topic. These might include (but certainly are not limited to):

(1) Ethnographic accounts of gendered “traditional” cultural practices;
(2) Inquiries into market and other conditions that affect practitioners, both men and women;
(3) Analyses of how IP-based regulation of women’s activities related to old arts and cultural “traditions” connect the political economy of family and household to that of market and state;
(4) Considerations of the role (if any) that family law regimes may play in serving or constraining the interests of culture-bearers;
(5) Descriptions of particular legal regimes and their consequences;
(6) Discussions of relevant issues raised in international debates over protection of TCEs;
(7) Critical responses to proposals for the systematic documentation of the “traditional”;
(8) Examinations of the promise and pitfalls associated with introducing new “sui generis” IP regimes into this field;
(9) Reflections on the role (if any) that conventional IP regimes may play in serving or constraining the interests of culture-bearers;
(10) Reviews of circulating rhetorics in the debate over TCE protection, including “sacred” art and the “information commons”; and
(11) Exploration of rights-based discourses in international development policy, as they may relate to the debates over TCEs.

Proposals (of approximately 500 words) should be received by February 18, 2011 and notifications will be made by March 1. Travel assistance funds will be available for participants without institutional support. Workshop papers will be strongly considered for publication in the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law’s annual IP/Gender Volume.

The abstract submission form and more information about the event are available at: http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/events/2011-ip/gender

FCC and the Internet at Duke

The Duke Law Journal is pleased to announce its 41st Annual Administrative Law Symposium, entitled The FCC and the (Non-)Regulation of the Internet, to be held at Duke University on February 25, 2011. The conference features FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski as the keynote speaker, and a fantastic group of conference authors and commenters from both academia and practice.

The conference is free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required, so please visit our website for more information and for registration information: http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/dlj/symposia.

We hope you’ll join us at this exciting conference as we examine the future of the FCC and the Internet.

Sincerely,

The Editors of the Duke Law Journal

IP Developments at Suffolk

The Suffolk University Law School IP Concentration presents:

Title: The Latest Developments in IP Law

When: Friday, February 4, 2011 from 9AM until 5PM

Where: Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston, MA

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The conference features the latest case law developments, advice, and practical strategies from some of the top academics and practitioners in the field to help you stay current with fast-moving case law
developments. Intellectual property is now at center stage judging from the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket in recent years. This symposium will examine the impact of in re Bilski and other recent cases that
are reshaping the law of intellectual property. You will receive updates on the hottest topics in the law governing patents, copy-rights, trademarks, trade secrets, as well as international developments. This symposium employs lectures, points/counterpoints, and case law updates in bringing you up to date with the latest developments. The conference addresses a wide range of legal and business advice on commercial and IP issues. It will be beneficial to IP and business lawyers, in-house counsel and business people, as well
as law students interested in IP and commercial law matters.

ATTEND AND LEARN
• The Direction for Copyright Law on Third-Party Liability
• How the Law of Domain Names Is Changing
• What the Recent Case Decisions Mean for Your Practice
• How the District Courts and Patent Office Are Applying Bilski

To Register: http://www.law.suffolk.edu/academic/als/coursedetail.cfm?cid=715#reginfo

EPIP Annual Conference in Brussels

6th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association: Fine-Tuning IPR Debates

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We are pleased to announce that the EPIP (European Policy for Intellectual Property) association will hold its 6th Annual Conference on September 8-9, 2011 at Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) under the theme ‘Fine-Tuning IPR debates’. Scholars and practitioners interested in the economic, legal,
political and managerial aspects of intellectual property rights are encouraged to attend the conference with or without scientific paper presentation. As for the previous conferences (Munich, Lund, Berne, Bologna,
Maastricht), the 2011 EPIP Annual Conference will address topics of general interest in the area of intellectual property rights (IPRs) policies. Each plenary and parallel session will be centered on an IPR debate, such as:
– IPR litigation and enforcement: What costs and which best practices?
– Standard setting and IPRs: Optimal timing and the role of government;
– Should universities outsource the management of their patent portfolio?
– Economic/financial valuation of IPRs: methodological and practical challenges;
– Do markets for IPRs really work?
– IPRs, entrepreneurship and growth: Is there a causal relationship?
– Open innovation, new business models and the role of IPRs;
– On the patentability of sensitive subject matter (BMs, software, genes, plant varieties);
– Digital rights, database protection and moral rights;
– How much quality do we need in IPR systems?
– In search for the next generation of IP-based indicators;
Parallel and keynote sessions will aim at mixing scholars and practitioners from various disciplines (law, economics, sociology, and political sciences).

Academic Keynote Speakers will include:
Prof. Philippe AGHION, Harvard University, USA
Prof. Tania BUBELA, University of Alberta, Canada
Prof. Graham DUTFIELD, University of Leeds, UK
Prof. Alfonso GAMBARDELLA, Bocconi University, Italy
Prof. Petra MOSER, Stanford University, USA
Prof. Pamela SAMUELSON, UC Berkeley, USA
Prof. Joseph STRAUS, Max Planck Institute, Germany; George Washington Un. &
Stanford Un., USA
Prof. Nicolas VAN ZEEBROECK, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Prof. Michel VIVANT, Science Po Paris, France
Prof. Beth WEBSTER, University of Melbourne, IPRIA, Australia

For information on the Conference visit

http://www.epip.eu/conferences/epip06/index.php.

For information on submission procedure for scientific papers please visit
submission page: http://www.epip.eu/conferences/epip06/submission.php.
The deadline for extended abstract submission is May 30, 2011.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at local
Organizing Committee: epip2011@ulb.ac.be
We are looking forward to meeting you in Brussels in September.

IPSC 2011 at DePaul

Intellectual Property Scholars Conference
August 11-12, 2011
DePaul University
1 E. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604

The Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT) at DePaul University College of Law will host the 11th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference on August 11-12, 2011, at 1 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois.

The IP Scholars Conference brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress in order to benefit from the critique of colleagues.

We expect that IPSC 2011 will include both plenary and “break out” sessions. To the extent possible, break-out sessions will be scheduled in thematic clusters and avoid obvious topic or interest “conflicts.” IPSC 2011 will accept presentation requests on all IP-related topics, including but not limited to Copyright, Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, Patent, Trade Secret and Cyberlaw.

The IPSC format is designed to facilitate free-ranging discussion and to help people 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 electronically no later than May 2, 2011 at www.regonline.com/ipsc_2011. Decisions on acceptance of requests to present will be made no later than May 23, 2011, and requestors will be notified at that time.

Requests to present must include the following information:

Presentation Topic
Presenter’s Name
Academic affiliation and contact information, including e-mail, office phone and address
Short biography or a link to a biography
Short abstract submitted as an attachment in Microsoft Word or Word Perfect format. Please follow the format of the sample abstract below and include the title (Arial font, centered, italicized, font size 14), name (Arial font, bolded, centered, font size 12) and text (Arial font, font size 12). Documents cannot be uploaded in .docx format – please convert them to .doc

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 Ellen Gutiontov, Associate Director, CIPLIT, at egutiont@depaul.edu. Confirmation of attendance reservations will be available by May 23, 2011.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Boalt Hall 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 at DePaul University College of Law; and the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, Stanford Law School.

There is no charge to attend the conference. Conference presenters and attendees are expected to pay for transportation and lodging. We have special arrangements with both the Union League Club of Chicago and Club Quarters at a discounted rate.

The conference host will provide complimentary food and beverages throughout the conference, including the IP Scholars Dinner on Thursday, August 11, 2011, at the Art Institute of Chicago.

For more information please visit the IPSC website at law.depaul.edu/ipsc.