Empirical Methods in IP at Chicago-Kent

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the second annual Roundtable on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property sponsored by Chicago-Kent’s Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property. The roundtable will take place in Chicago, IL on September 19-20.

The roundtable is intended to give scholars engaging in empirical and experimental studies of IP a chance to receive feedback on their work at an early stage in their research. Accordingly, the roundtable will be limited to a small cohort of scholars discussing projects that are still in their developmental stages. Projects that will have substantially begun data collection by the time of the roundtable are inappropriate. Pilot data collection is, however, appropriate.

The roundtable will be organized around a modest number of projects. Each project presenter will be expected to circulate a description of the project of no more than 10 pages by September 5. Each project will be assigned to an expert commenter and will be allotted 45 minutes of discussion by the attendees.

We welcome applications from scholars in the social sciences and law. Travel and lodging support for presenters will be provided .

Applications are due by August 1. A future email will provide more information about submission guidelines. Please email us if you have any questions in the meantime.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago.

David Schwartz & Christopher Buccafusco
Co-Directors, CESIP