Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology is pleased to host the 18th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC) on August 9-10, 2018.

The IPSC 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 Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology, DePaul University College of Law; the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology, Stanford Law School; and the Intellectual Property and Information Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

The IPSC format is designed to facilitate free-ranging discussion and to help scholars hone their ideas. Papers presented are works- in-progress that can benefit from substantial commentary and revision.

Because of the importance of group discussion, attendees and presenters are asked to plan to stay for the entire conference.

Key Dates

May 28, 2018: Deadline for submission of abstracts

August 1, 2018: Deadline for submission of paper drafts and/or presentation slides

August 8, 2018: Welcoming reception

August 9-10, 2018: IPSC


There is no charge to attend the conference. Conference presenters and attendees are expected to pay their own transportation and lodging costs.


Hotel Information

BCLT has secured conference rates at the following hotels:

Graduate Berkeley (nearest to event venue)
-Group rate: $189.00 plus taxes, per night
-To book go here, or call reservations at (510) 845-8981, or 510-809-4122, and ask for the IPSC rate.
-Group rate code: 2018 IPSC
-Group rate expires 7/9

Hotel Shattuck Plaza (downtown Berkeley)
-Group rate: $229.00 plus taxes, per night
-To book go here
-Group rate expires 7/10

Availability is limited. Please contact the hotels directly to book reservations.

Other nearby hotels:

Bancroft Hotel: 510-549-1000
Claremont Hotel and Spa: 800-551-7266
Faculty Club: 510-540-5678