David Schwartz (Chi-Kent) asked that I pass along on the inaugural "Workshop on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property," co-sponsored by Chicago-Kent's Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. I am happy to oblige and welcome another field-specific empirical methods workshop into the fold. Summary information follows.
"The workshop is 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 workshop will be limited to a small cohort of scholars discussing projects that are still in their developmental stages. Projects that will have substantially begun data collection by the time of the workshop are inappropriate. Pilot data collection is, however, appropriate."
"The workshop will be organized around a modest number of projects. Each project presenter will be expected to circulate a description of the project of no more than 10 pages by October 1. Each project will be assigned to an expert commenter and will be allotted 45 minutes of discussion by the attendees."
For those interested, applications are due by August 24. Decisions will be made by September 2. Click here for detailed information; email Christi Guerri (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.