2018 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 work-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.



The program outline and the full schedule, with abstracts for all papers being presented, are now online.


Key Dates

May 25, 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



Registration is now closed.
The 2018 IPSC is fully subscribed and we are no longer accepting registrations. Thank you for your interest.


Hotel Information

Graduate Berkeley   ( Conference Rate rooms are sold out. )
2600 Durant Ave,
Berkeley, CA 94704

Hotel Shattuck Plaza 
2086 Allston Way, 
Berkeley, CA 94704