The Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at the UC Berkeley School of Law will host the 14th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference on August 7th and 8th, 2014. The conference is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law; the Intellectual Property 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.
The IP Scholars Conference brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress and to listen and discuss others’ works. The format of the conference is designed to facilitate open discussion and to help scholars hone their ideas. Papers presented should be works-in-progress that can benefit from the input provided by IPSC attendees.
Requests to Present: Requests to present should be submitted electronically no later than May 5, 2014, by submitting an abstract of the work-in-progress at http://ipscholars.org. Every effort will be made to accommodate full-time IP scholars who submit a request by the deadline. Requests from research fellows, non-U.S. researchers, and practicing attorneys as well as late submissions will be considered to the extent that time and space permit.
Presentation Decisions: Final decisions on requests to present will be made by May 30, 2014, and requestors will be notified at that time. A wait-list will be created in order to allow some speakers to be added in the event that selected presenters are unable to attend.
Final abstracts for inclusion in the conference binder and papers for posting on the conference website will be due July 25, 2014. Final papers and abstracts should be submitted to BCLT Associate Director, Louise Lee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests to Attend: BCLT welcomes attendance by full-time academics who would like to participate in discussions but do not plan to present their own work. Requests to attend should be registered at http://ipscholars.org.
There is no registration fee for the conference. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days. There will also be a conference dinner on August 7th. Conference presenters and attendees are expected to pay for their own transportation and lodging costs. A block of rooms will be reserved by BCLT for conference attendees at a discounted group rate. Check for updates on hotel accommodations at http://ipscholars.org.
Please feel free to contact Louise Lee with any questions at:
Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
354 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
Office Phone: (925) 386-6827
Fax: (510) 643-1328