Tri-State Region IP Workshop

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Eleventh Annual NYU Tri-State Region IP Workshop
NYU School of Law / January 8, 2021

The Eleventh Annual Tri-State Region IP Workshop of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU School of Law will take place on Friday, January 8, 2021The one-day conference will bring together intellectual property scholars from the tri-state region to present their works in progress for discussion in a workshop environment. In the event that the workshop cannot take place in person due to the pandemic, we plan to hold a virtual workshop on this date, in a somewhat modified format.


The Engelberg Center welcomes proposals from intellectual property law scholars (including professors, fellows, visitors, graduate students, and practitioners) from the tri-state region (broadly defined to include Philadelphia) to present their works in progress for discussion in a workshop environment at the Eleventh Annual Tri-State Region IP Workshop. Any topic related to intellectual property law is welcome.  The one-day workshop consists of plenary roundtable sessions.

Approximately 5-10 papers will be selected for presentation and feedback. Depending on interest, we may also have a session dedicated to “mini-presentations” of early-stage projects or a session devoted to a group discussion (such as of recent developments in the field or empirical methodologies and questions).

Individuals who wish to present should electronically submit either (1) an abstract and title or (2) a paper draft (preferable for evaluation), no later than Friday, November 13, 2020, to Hetty Dekker at also be in touch by that date to let us know if you'd like to do a mini-presentation of an early-stage work. Decisions on requests to present will be made no later than Monday, November 23, 2020. Presented papers should be relatively developed drafts in progress that can benefit from substantial commentary and revision before the spring 2021 submission cycle. Presented papers will be due on Thursday, December 31, 2020, and will be posted on the password-protected workshop website on that date. The workshop is open to all who wish to attend, whether or not they are presenting a paper. We very much hope that this annual workshop will make it possible for IP law scholars located in the tri-state region to get together on a more regular basis to share and discuss each other’s work. Because of the importance of group discussion, we ask that attendees and presenters plan to attend the workshop for the full day.

All conference presenters and attendees will be expected to pay for their individual transportation costs. Meals will be provided by NYU School of Law.

For questions, contact the Tri-State Workshop co-facilitators, Barton Beebe ( and Jeanne Fromer ( Please feel free to pass this along to interested parties at your institution.

For more information, please visit the workshop webpage.