The fifth annual Patent Conference (PatCon5) will take place on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, 2015, hosted by the University of Kansas School of Law. Building on the great success of PatCon4 (hosted by Ted Sichelman at the University of San Diego School of Law), PatCon5 will consist of two days of patent speakers, scholarship, and social events.
PatCon is a cooperative effort between the Boston College Law School (David Olson), Chicago-Kent College of Law (David Schwartz), the University of San Diego School of Law (Ted Sichelman), and the University of Kansas School of Law (Andrew Torrance) to hold an annual conference where patent scholars in law, economics, management science, and other disciplines can share their research. Details about prior PatCons can be found here and here and here and here.
Because of the overwhelming demand to present at previous PatCons, all paper presentations will be held in concurrent sessions. If you would like to present a paper at the 2015 Patent Conference, please submit an abstract to Andrew Torrance (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 30, 2015. If you’d like to attend without presenting, please notify me by February 6, 2015. We welcome scholarship from not only from legal academics, but also scholars in other fields, such as economics, business, management science, policy, public health, medicine, engineering, history of science, and technology studies.
Presenters will need to cover their own travel and accommodations expenses, but there will be no registration fee (for full-time academics, fellows, and students), and meals and refreshments during the conference will be provided.