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31st Annual Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP)

Chicago, July 29 to August 1, 2012


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Sunday, July 29        Monday, July 30        Tuesday, July 31        Wednesday, August 1        Group Photo


Theme: Intellectual Property: Methods and Perspectives.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Chicago is known as the home of law and economics, a methodology that has loomed larger in intellectual property law scholarship (and policymaking) in recent years. However, the diversity of methods used and perspectives displayed in scholarship is now quite vast. This Congress will explore examples of a variety of methods and perspective, including some that are long-standing (e.g., historical analysis or political economy) and some that are more recent (empirical analysis or international relations). In each of eight sessions, one speaker will discuss the method or perspective in question, to be followed by several other presentations discussing or deploying the method.

Chicago-Kent College of Law will host the 2012 Congress at its campus in the heart of downtown Chicago. The comfortable weather and abundance of attractions make the summer months in Chicago the peak season for tourism and professional conferences. It is therefore recommended that you make your hotel reservation as early as possible.

I very much look forward to welcoming you in Chicago.

Graeme Dinwoodie
ATRIP President

If you are an ATRIP member, you should have received an invitation by email. If not, please advise us of your current email address. Send your contact details to Ms. Patricia O'Neal at ipconference@kentlaw.edu.

The ATRIP 2012 Congress is hosted by the Program in Intellectual Property Law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law