Call for Papers

The Engelberg Center welcomes proposals from intellectual property law scholars (including professors, fellows, visitors, graduate students, and practitioners) from the tri-state region (broadly defined to include Philadelphia) to present their works in progress for discussion in a workshop environment at the Thirteenth Annual Tri-State Region IP Workshop. Any topic related to intellectual property law is welcome. The one-day workshop consists of plenary roundtable sessions.

Approximately 5-10 papers will be selected for presentation and feedback. Depending on interest, we may also have a session devoted to a group discussion (such as of recent developments in the field or empirical methodologies and questions) or a session dedicated to “mini-presentations” of early-stage projects.

Individuals who wish to present should electronically submit either (1) an abstract and title or (2) a paper draft (preferable for evaluation), no later than Friday, November 18, 2022, to Katrina Southerland at Decisions on requests to present will be made no later than Monday, November 28, 2022. Presented papers should be relatively developed drafts in progress that can benefit from substantial commentary and revision before the spring 2023 submission cycle. Presented papers will be due on Friday, January 6, 2023, and will be posted on the password-protected workshop website on that date. The workshop is open to all who wish to attend, whether or not they are presenting a paper. We very much hope that this annual workshop will make it possible for IP law scholars located in the tri-state region to get together on a more regular basis to share and discuss each other’s work. Because of the importance of group discussion, we ask that attendees and presenters plan to attend the workshop for the full day.

All conference presenters and attendees will be expected to pay for their individual transportation costs. Meals will be provided by NYU School of Law.

For questions, contact the Tri-State Workshop co-chairs, Barton Beebe ( and Jeanne Fromer ( Please feel free to pass this along to interested parties at your institution.