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Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661
cesip@kentlaw.iit.edu
P: (312) 906-5128

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Past IP Events at IIT Chicago-Kent

IIT Chicago-Kent Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR)

September 12, 2014

Keynote Speaker: David Kappos, partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and former director of the USPTO

More than 20 attorneys and law professors from around the country, including counsel from all 10 intellectual property cases decided by the Supreme Court during the 2013 term, shared their analysis of the Supreme Court’s recent IP cases and gave a preview of the upcoming 2014 term. David Kappos, former undersecretary of commerce and former director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), gave the keynote address on the topic "Stalemate or Statesmen? What Is Needed to Move Forward Constructively with the Balancing of America's IP System."

>> For more information, visit the SCIPR website at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/scipr.


Roundtable on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property

September 19-20, 2014

The second annual Roundtable on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property, co-hosted with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, took place in Chicago, IL, on September 19-20.

The roundtable was intended to give scholars engaging in empirical and experimental studies of IP a chance to receive feedback on their work at an early stage in their research. Accordingly, the roundtable was limited to a small cohort of scholars discussing projects that were still in their developmental stages.


Workshop on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property

October 11-12, 2013

The first Workshop on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property, jointly sponsored by IIT Chicago-Kent's Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, took place in Chicago, IL, on October 11-12, 2013. CESIP Co-Directors Christopher Buccafusco and David Schwartz organized the event with the USPTO's Acting Chief Economist, Alan Marco, and the USPTO's Expert Advisor, Saurabh Vishnubhakat.

The projects represented an interdisciplinary range of empirical methods, including econometric data analyses, experiments, surveys, and qualitative studies. The research questions involved a wide variety of legal issues in patent, copyright, and trademark law.

Click here to see the workshop schedule.


PatCon 3: The annual Patent Conference

April 12–13, 2013

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661

The Patent Conference is a cooperative effort among the University of Kansas School of Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, and Boston College Law School to hold an annual conference where patent scholars in law, economics, management science, and other disciplines can share their research.

In 2010, the founders of PatCon—law professors David Olson, Dave Schwartz, Ted Sichelman and Andrew Torrance—realized that the growth and importance of research in the area of patents required an exclusive forum that would enable participants to share their research with other experts and explore links across the legal and business side of patents.

>> For more information about PatCon 3, visit the conference web page.


IIT Chicago-Kent Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR)

September 26, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

The Supreme Court IP Review is an annual conference designed to provide intellectual property practitioners, jurists, legal academics and law students with a review of IP cases from the U.S. Supreme Court's most recent term, a preview of cases on the docket for the upcoming term, and a discussion of cert. petitions to watch.

>> For more information, visit the SCIPR website at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/scipr.