The IP Scholars Conference 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 Intellectual Property Law 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.
We expect that IPSC 2012 will include both plenary and “break out” sessions. To the extent possible, break out sessions will be scheduled in thematic clusters and avoid obvious topic or interest “conflicts”. IPSC 2012 will accept presentation requests on all IP-related topics, including but not limited to Copyright, Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, Patent, Trade Secret and Cyberlaw.
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, we ask that attendees and presenters plan to stay for the entire conference.