Patent law is one of the few areas of law that has continued to thrive throughout the financial crisis of the past half-decade. Until recently, no regular event provided patent scholarship an exclusive home. The Patent Conference
, or PatCon
, has filled this need. Here is the official description of PatCon:
The Patent Conference is the largest annual conference for patent scholars in the world. The conference is a cooperative effort among the University of Kansas School of Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, and Boston College Law School to hold an annual conference where patent scholars in law, economics, management science, and other disciplines can share their research.
In 2010, the founders of PatCon—law professors David Olson, David Schwartz, Ted Sichelman and Andrew Torrance—realized that the growth and importance of research in the area of patents required an exclusive forum that would enable participants to share their research with other experts and explore links across the legal and business side of patents.
PatCon 4 will be hosted by the University of San Diego School of Law on April 4 and 5, 2014. The conference website has full details