Empirical Studies in Intellectual Property

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Empirical Studies in Intellectual Property

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Date and Time

  • Friday, December 3, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Overview | Schedule | MCLE | Directions | Sponsors | Contact | About CIPLM


Conference Overview

Over the last ten years, a tremendous amount of data and analytical reports have become available in the areas of patent, copyright, and trademark litigation and prosecution. This conference—hosted by USD’s Center for Intellectual Property Law & Markets (CIPLM)–will provide practitioners with an overview of the data and empirical analysis available from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, the federal courts, academia, and private industry. The session will include a series of panels and presentations by prominent Federal Circuit and local judges, corporate and law firm counsel, and academics. Additionally, several IP professors will present the results of their latest studies on patent examination and litigation. Finally, panels will make recommendations on the types of data and studies that practitioners, judges, and clients would like to see offered in the future. Attendees will have ample opportunity to participate in the discussion during the presentations and in numerous breaks.

The conference is sponsored in part by the generous support of:

  • DLA Piper
  • Knobbe Martens
  • Townsend Townsend & Crew
  • Wilson Sonsini




8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30-10:45 a.m. "Industry, Practitioner, and Judicial Perspectives on Empirical Legal Studies in IP"

11:15-11:45 a.m. "Empirical Research in IP at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office"

12:00-1:00 p.m. Keynote Address

1:30-2:45 p.m. "Academic Presentations in Empirical Legal Studies in IP (Part I)"

3:00-4:00 p.m. "Academic Presentations in Empirical Legal Studies in IP (Part II)"

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Registration Information

Registration categories and fees are provided below.
Registration Category Fee
General Admission $ 150
Students and USD Faculty Free


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The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Board of California-approved MCLE provider and certifies that this symposium is approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 5 hours of general credit.

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Location & Directions

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110

From the North From the South From the East
> Use I-5 South
> Exit Sea World Dr. &
Tecolote Rd.
> Proceed left at stoplight
toward Morena Blvd.
> Turn right on Morena Blvd.
> Left on Napa
> Left on Linda Vista Rd.
> Turn left on Marian Way
for West Entrance
to campus
> Use I-5 North
> Exit Morena Blvd.
(signs will say: Morena
Blvd. use I-8 East)
> Stay to the right and follow
signs for Morena Blvd.
> Take the first right onto
Linda Vista Rd.
> Turn left on Marian Way
for West Entrance
to campus
> Use I-8 West
> Exit at Morena Blvd.
> Go right onto
Linda Vista Rd.
> Turn left on Marian Way
for West Entrance
to campus

From all directions, once you enter the west entrance, stop by the parking kiosk for a complimentary visitor permit, then:

  • Proceed up the hill to the Institute for Peace & Justice, which will be the first building on your right side (across from Mother Rosalie Hill Hall)
  • Then make a right on Camino Way (first 4-way stop).
  • Turn right in the first driveway for parking.
  • After you park, go to the 1st floor.
  • Check-in is located in the Rotunda.
  • Campus Map. Look for building #12 on the map.

Mass Transit
For attendees wishing to use mass transit, please be advised that schedules and services are limited; consulting schedules in advance is highly recommended. The most convenient hub is the Old Town Transit Center, which is served by bus, the San Diego Trolley, and the Coaster commuter train. The Old Town station is served by USD shuttle buses.
Click here for USD shuttle bus information.
Click here for Old Town Transit Center information

Hotel Partner
The University of San Diego’s lodging partner is Bartell Hotels. Shuttle service from Bartell Hotel’s The Dana on Mission Bay will be available to and from the symposium.

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Contact Information

Please send all inquires related to this event to usdlawevent@sandiego.edu.


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