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The Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT) at DePaul University College of Law will host the 11th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference on August 11-12, 2011, at 1 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois.

The IP Scholars Conference brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress in order to benefit from the critique of colleagues.

We expect that IPSC 2011 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 2011 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 people hone their ideas. Papers presented should be 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.

Requests to Present:

Requests to present at the conference should be submitted electronically no later than May 2, 2011 at Decisions on acceptance of requests to present will be made no later than May 23,2011, and requestors will be notified at that time.

Requests to Present must include the following information:

  1. Presentation Topic
  2. Presenter's Name
  3. Academic affiliation and contact information, including e-mail, office phone and address
  4. Short biography or a link to a biography
  5. Short abstract submitted as an attachment in Microsoft Word or Word Perfect format. Please follow the format of the sample abstract below and include the title (Arial font, centered, italicized, font size 14), name (Arial font, bolded, centered, font size 12) and text (Arial font, font size 12).
    Abstract Sample

Requests to Attend:

There will be a limited number of attendance reservations allowed for academics who do not wish to make a presentation at the conference but who would like to attend and participate in the discussions. Requests to attend should be directed to Ellen Gutiontov, Associate Director, CIPLIT, at Confirmation of attendance reservations will be available by May 23, 2011.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Boalt Hall 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 at DePaul University College of Law; and the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, Stanford Law School.

There is no charge to attend the conference. Conference presenters and attendees are expected to pay for transportation and lodging. We have special arrangements with both the Union League Club of Chicago and Club Quarters at a discounted rate.

The conference host will provide complimentary food and beverages throughout the conference, including the IP Scholars Dinner on Thursday, August 11, 2011, at the Art Institute of Chicago.