The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Intellectual Property Law Journal seeks articles for its Spring 2011 symposium issue.  The symposium’s theme is: “The Incentive to Invent: Intellectual Property Protection and the U.S. Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries.”

The symposium seeks to explore issues and trends related to the role which intellectual property plays in the U.S. biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.  The theme raises many questions, including:

  • How has intellectual property affected the development and creation of  biotechnology and pharmaceuticals?
  • How is intellectual property protection of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries unique?
  • Do the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries require intellectual property protection to survive?
  • Is intellectual property protection of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology beneficial for society and consumers at large?

The symposium will attempt to address these and other questions from the perspective of legal academics and practitioners.  The symposium is to be scheduled in mid-March 2011 at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Submission Guidelines

If interested in speaking at the symposium or publishing an article, please submit an abstract, topic proposal, or draft manuscript by January 10, 2011 to Marie-Therese Goff at marie-therese.goff@ubalt.edu.  Practitioners need not follow a strictly academic format but should address the symposium theme.  Please submit your resume and full contact information including your email address, telephone phone number, and mailing address with your submission.  All working drafts of papers will be due no later than February 10, 2011.

The Intellectual Property Law Journal anticipates publishing three papers in its Spring 2011 symposium issue.  The Intellectual Property Law Journal typically publishes pieces ranging from 20 to 50 pages in length and containing thorough footnote citations.  Authors of accepted submissions are invited to speak at the symposium.

Please note that a limited amount of money may be available to presenters for travel expenses.

If you have further questions, please contact:

Marie-Therese Goff, Articles Editor
Intellectual Property Law Journal
University of Baltimore School of Law
marie-therese.goff@ubalt.edu

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