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IPSC celebrates 15 years with return to DePaul

On August 6 and 7, the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT) will host the annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at the DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. What began as a gathering of 13 professors at DePaul in 2001 has evolved into a collaborative, intercollegiate effort with nearly 200 scholars attending and presenting each year.

Scholars present on a wide range of topics under the umbrella of intellectual property law. The conference format is designed to facilitate free-ranging discussion and to help scholars hone ideas. Papers presented are works-in-progress and open to peer commentary and critique. Participants also have the opportunity to learn from their peers, high-caliber scholars.

“I'm especially looking forward to this year's IPSC because it is the 15th anniversary of the conference, and the first plenary session will address the evolution of IP scholarship during the last 15 years,” said Professor Margit Livingston, CIPLIT director. Among this year's presentations, Professor Livingston noted a trend toward more internationally focused works as well as more interdisciplinary ones.

The annual conference is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, UC BerkeleyBoalt Hall School of Law; the Intellectual Property Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology, DePaul University College of Law; and the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, Stanford Law School.