William Gallagher of Golden Gate Law forwarded me this announcement on a new Law & Society Colloborative Research Network, which touches on empirical themes in IP law.
The collaborative research network (CRN) on Culture, Society, and Intellectual Property is devoted to the promotion and dissemination of multi-disciplinary and collaborative research relating to intellectual property. In affiliation with the Law and Society Association, this CRN seeks to encourage interactions among scholars from diverse disciplinary and perspectives who focus on the legal, social, and cultural dimensions of intellectual properties—including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and rights of publicity. The goal of this CRN is to encourage creatively eclectic approaches to the study of intellectual property from a variety of perspectives and employing diverse methodologies—including empirical approaches to the study of intellectual property, broadly construed.
Participants of the Empirical legal Studies Blog who might be interested in joining this CRN are encouraged to contact either Coordinator listed below. If there is sufficient interest, CRN members who want to discuss their empirical approaches to intellectual property and the potential for collaborative work (including coordinating session panels at future Law and Society Association meeting (e.g., for next year’s meeting in Berlin) may meet informally for coffee at the upcoming LSA meeting in Baltimore.