Call for Papers: Intellectual Property in Transitions @ University of Exeter [April 16-17]: Submit by Jan 24

Exeter Law School and the New IP Lawyers network are delighted to host their second conference in intellectual property law entitled ‘Intellectual property in transitions: (Re)-imagining intellectual property’ on the 16th and 17th of April 2018.

The event aims to gather intellectual property specialists across the world to discuss the impact economic, technological, cultural and political changes have had, or are expected to have, on intellectual property law. All areas of intellectual property law will be represented and are invited to contribute.

Researchers and practitioners at any stage of their career are welcome to participate and present their work. The conference is intended to be inclusive and a networking opportunity for all.

To this end, a prize of £200 be awarded to the ‘Best Presentation given by a Postgraduate Researcher’.

Call for Contributions (Papers and Panels)

  • IP, Innovation & Competition
  • IP & Big Data
  • IP enforcement and litigation
  • IP & digital technologies
  • Unitary Patent & patent reforms
  • IP and Access to Medicines
  • IP & Genetics
  • IP & the Performing Arts
  • History of IP Rights
  • Gender and IP
  • IP and Cultural Heritage
  • IP and the Creative Industries

Panel Submissions

Panel proposals must clearly outline the theme which ties the speakers’ presentations
together. A panel must feature a minimum of three individual presentations and a maximum of four.

Exceptions may be made for panels of two papers if the theme is particularly novel or timely. In such cases, panel chairs are strongly encouraged to contact the organising committee prior to submission (contact: Dr Mathilde Pavis, email:

Panel proposals must be submitted by the chair of the panel. The submission must include a brief description of the overarching theme of the panel together with an abstract (500 words max) of each individual paper and a short biographical note of the speakers.

The panel proposal must be submitted as a single document in electronic format (.doc ; docx ; .pdf) by Wednesday 24 January 2018 to the email address

Panel chairs will be notified about the outcome of their submission via email by Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Paper Submissions

Individual paper presentations will be organised in panels according to their theme, by the conference committee.

Each speaker will be given up to 20 minutes for their presentation, followed by a Q&A session.

To submit a paper presentation, contributors must send an abstract (500 words max) and a short biographical note by Wednesday 24 January 2018 (23.00) to the email address

All submissions must be in electronic format (.doc ; docx ; .pdf).

Candidates will be notified about the outcome of their submission via email by Wednesday 31 January 2018.


Register online at this link.

Early-bird rates (until 10 February 2017)

  • Two day only: £45
  • One day only: £20
  • Add dinner option for £25
  • Student discount – Two day: £35
  • Student discount – One day only: £20
  • Add dinner option for £25


General enquiries: Mathilde Pavis (
Abstract submission: E-mail to (deadline: 24 January 2018)

For official notification, click here.



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