ABA IP Section Scholarship Symposium
3rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Scholarship Symposium
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
North Bethesda, MD
CALL FOR PAPERS
The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law is pleased to host its third annual Intellectual Property Law Scholarship Symposium during the ABA-IPL Section’s 31st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, April 6-8, 2016, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in North Bethesda, MD.
The Symposium will take place on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm as part of the conference’s Professional Practice Day. The event will provide an opportunity for intellectual property scholars to present a complete or near complete work of IP scholarship to an audience of practitioners distinguished in their field, and to acquaint conference attendees with important evolving scholarship.
Please send an abstract (approximately 300 words) describing a current scholarship project in one of the following areas: (i) patent law and/or trade secret law; (ii) copyright law; or (iii) trademark law and/or unfair competition law to Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2016. Please indicate within the subject of the e-mail: Abstract Submission for the ABA-IPL Intellectual Property Law Scholarship Symposium.
The organizers will then select 3 papers (the goal is to have one paper for each subject area) to be presented by the author at the Symposium, with a practitioner commentator and an academic moderator. Selections will be announced by February 1, 2016. For each selected project, a near complete draft of the paper must be submitted by March 15, 2016. Only unpublished papers may be submitted (Drafts of papers posted on SSRN are not considered published and are acceptable for submission). After the conference, authors are free to publish their papers in a law journal or other venue of their choice.
The selected Scholars will receive complimentary registration to the 31st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, including complimentary tickets to all of the networking events. The ABA-IPL Section will also provide some financial assistance to defray travel expenses.
For further information about the ABA-IPL Intellectual Property Law Scholarship Symposium, and/or the 31st Intellectual Property Law Conference, please contact Carey Farley, ABA-IPL Associate Director of Programming at email@example.com or 312-988-5595