The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law is pleased to host its second annual Intellectual Property Law Scholarship Symposium during the ABA-IPL Section’s 30th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, March 25-27, 2015, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in North Bethesda, MD.
The Symposium will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 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 Porscha.firstname.lastname@example.org by December 12, 2014. 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 January 19, 2015. For each selected project, a near complete draft of the paper must be submitted by February 23, 2015. Only unpublished papers may be submitted (Drafts of papers posted on SSRN are not considered published and are acceptable for submission).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 30th 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 30th Intellectual Property Law Conference, please contact Porscha Boyd, ABA-IPL Section Meetings Assistant at email@example.com or 312-988-6268.
The ABA-IPL Intellectual Property Law Scholarship Symposium organizers are:
• Susan Barbieri Montgomery, Northeastern University School of Law
• Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Suffolk University Law School
• June M. Besek, Columbia Law School