Past Events

Supreme Court IP Review and PTAB Conference

The Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR) is a 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 previous Term, a preview of cases on the docket for the upcoming Term, and a discussion of cert. petitions to watch.

The Program in Intellectual Property Law, the Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property, and the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States at Chicago-Kent College of Law invite you to attend the Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR) — Patent Edition. Now in its ninth year, SCIPR is the only annual conference in the country focused exclusively on intellectual property cases before the Supreme Court.

The morning sessions will include panels on patent cases and Supreme Court analytics, plus a preview of the upcoming Term with a discussion of petitions granted and petitions to watch.

This year, the afternoon sessions will focus on the changing practice and procedure at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in light of Supreme Court decisions and the PTO’s proposed changes. The special feature on the PTAB was organized with the help of PTAB Bar Association members.

All students are highly encourage to attend the 1:00 p.m. talk featuring Judge Alsup. Judge Alsup very much values the importance of mentoring young attorneys and he will have advice specifically for students.

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If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please sign up on this Google doc: