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.




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


Hotel Information

Graduate Berkeley
2600 Durant Ave,
Berkeley, CA 94704

Hotel Shattuck Plaza 
2086 Allston Way, 
Berkeley, CA 94704